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Oracle 8.1.x installation on HP-UX

Ravi Kumar K
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Oracle 8.1.x installation on HP-UX


I am getting gensyslib error(File not found check for availability)while loading oracle 8.1.4 on HP-UX 10.20. Infact this file does exist and readable by the system. Can any one shed some light on the issue. And also any one can give me required patches,etc... Thanks in advance.
G. Vrijhoeven
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.x installation on HP-UX


Take a look at this threat. It covers the same error on HPUX 11.00 may be it can give you some pointers.


Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.1.x installation on HP-UX

Hi Ravi Kumar,

With oracle 8.1.x (prior to version there is a BUG where you get linker errors indicating that libraries cannot be found.

The solution would be to change sysliblist, this should contain
-lexc -lmld -lrt -laio -lm -lxti

This problem has been fixed from version

gensyslib will create a file, namely sysliblist (under ORACLE_HOME/lib), which will contain the list of operating system libraries that need to be included during relinking of oracle executables.

During relinking, this sysliblist file will be used to generate the oracle execuatables.
This file will be installed/copied when you install Oracle software. So, generally you need not use the gensyslib utility, unless the sysliblist file is corrupted/missing and needs to be regenerated.

I hope this helps

Indira A
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Re: Oracle 8.1.x installation on HP-UX


you may try to replace the contants of the ORACLE_HOME/lib/sysliblist file to read :

-lexc -lmld -lrt -laio -lm -lxti

however, please consider the installation of instead. It has much of the bugs fixed!

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