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Oracle 8.i installation error

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Frequent Advisor

Oracle 8.i installation error

Hi all
I am trying to install Oracle 8i Enterprise Edition on a HPUX 11.0 System. The installation went through completely But during the linking Phase, I ended up in the error
"Error in invoking target install of the makefile /home/u/oracle8.1.7/rdbms/lib/
Press 'Help' For more Information
Press 'Retry' to try again
Press 'Ignore to ignore this error and go on
Press Cancel to stop installation.
Can someone help me out with this?
Dont try to fix something till it Aint Broke...Honesty is not always the best policy.....
Tim Sanko
Trusted Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

Our DBAs and I had to call oracle to get through this one. If I can find the e-mail from Jerry and Oracle, I'll forward it to you...
Brian Crabtree
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

Ok, what you are going to want to do is go out to the filesystem, and export your enviroment (Oracle home, PATH, and SHLIB_PATH if you want).

Go to $ORACLE_HOME/bin, and run "relink all". This will recompile the binaries to the screen. What the most likely problem is that the kernel parameters are not correct. If this is true, it will exit with "Out of Memory".

I will post the kernel parmeters that we normally set:

dbc_max_pct 7
dbc_min_pct 3
maxdsiz 0x10000000
maxdsiz_64bit 0x40000000
maxssiz 0x8000000
maxssiz_64bit 0x8000000
maxfiles 512
maxtsiz 0x10000000
maxtsiz_64bit 0x40000000
maxuprc 768
maxusers 256
semmns 200
shmmax 0x40000000

Hope this helps,

Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

Gosh, I thought I'd posted this thread.

If your kernel is okay, you can trigger this error if there isn't enough room on the filesystem for the new executable.

It can also be triggered by less than strict adherence to Oracle's guidelines on what value should be in the variable SHLIB_PATH

Those should be reviewed:

Patch should be December 2002 or later.
Latest linker patches should be in.
Other OS patches specified by oracle should be in.
Java 1.2 or 1.3 with required patches at should be in.

Don't press Ignore and relink after. You will likely regret that decision.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

What are the errors in the make.log file.

If you see any Out of memory errors then

1.check your memory and swap usage.
If the swap is fully utilized try increasing it.

2.check the kernel parameter

maxdsiz---- for oracle 32 bit
maxdsiz_64 ---for oracle 64 bit
Indira Aramandla
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

Hi Govind,

The error you are getting could be because of OS linker utility. This should be fixed by applying a patch, which is a linker update of HP OS.

Before applying the patch, check with Onsite HP Support engineer

Please ensure that the following are true

$LD_LIBRARY_PATH contains the $ORACLE_HOME/lib

$SHLIB_PATH contains the $ORACLE_HOME/lib dir.'. does exist in the $ORACLE_HOME/lib.

Regarding the relink problem
ensure that the Kernel parameters MAXDSIZE and MAXDSIZE_64BIT are both set to onsiderably more than the default. MAXDSIZE should be atleast 300M . Also make sure that the swap space is big enough. Add a large chunk of contiguous swap space, for example at least 500Mb. The reason for this is that a 'Typical Install' of Oracle8i Release 3 version 8.1.7 requires approximately 200Mb of reservable swap space during installation, and creates a 250+Mb SGA which can be moved to swap space if there is insufficient real memory available.

The /tmp directory has enough free space as mentioned in the installation guide.
All the required OS patches have been applied on the server as recommended in the installation guide.

Also check the make.log file, along with the environment settings and swap / tmp space setttings.

I hope this helps.
Never give up, Keep Trying
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

Hi Govind,

In addition to previous replies,please provide following:
-are there any errors in the oracle install log/make.log file?
- is this a clean/new install or upgrade?
- what version of "ld" do you have?
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

E Hunter
Occasional Advisor

Re: Oracle 8.i installation error

I'm having the same problem installing a test database (8.1.7 initial install) on an HPUX 11.0 J5000.

I checked my kernel params as Brian Crabtree suggested, and even though his settings ( maxdsiz_64bit 0x40000000 ) dont look anything like my settings ( maxdsiz_64bit 1073710824 ) I mimicked hist settings. BTW, I did confirm that I am running in 64-bit mode installing a 64bit oracle.

I made sure my SHLIB_PATH included /usr/lib:/usr/local/lib and $ORACLE_HOME/lib as Steve Protter suggested, and checked that I have space on the filesystem for the executable.

Steve, you did mention patches, but nothing specific. I've installed the latest patches from, which were just released this week if I remember correctly,

How do I get the "latest linker patches"? When I go to the ftp site, they're all in by PH**numbers, how do I figure out which are the latest linker patches? I put "linker" in the search field and download about a hundred plus MB's or patches. Is there any in particular that I need?

Watching the swap usage with swapinfo -M, it never got over 30%.

libjox8 is in the right place and the /tmp directory has almost twice as much space as oracle recommends.

Looking at the make.log and trying to run the make command therein from the command line gives me the same "out of memory error" that shows up in the log file... not very helpful.

And lastly, when I checked T G Manikandan's link, it lead me right back to this question!

So please tell me, since it says "The problem is resolved" .. what's the resolution?