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error message while installing Oracle 10g

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error message while installing Oracle 10g

I am getting below error message while installing Oracle 10g R2 on HP-Ux 11.23. ... Exception String: Error in invoking target 'ntcontab.o' of makefile
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: error message while installing Oracle 10g


Most problems of this nature come from environmental issues or failing to precisely follow the install guide. No step should be skipped.

See that SHLIB_PATH is set correctly. Also check the install logs for errors before the killer error and you may get a clue as to what went wrong.

Steven E Protter
Owner of ISN Corporation
Honored Contributor

Re: error message while installing Oracle 10g

That .o file is from the network (sqlnet) layer. I've seen this often during installs, where something doesn't relink correctly, until you've finished the install, and then many times, it still won't relink until you've put in the associated patch bundles, or stand alone patches.

So, let the install continue, and then try relinking just that stuff when you're done. You should be doing this anyways after an install. Ditto looking for recommened patches for the 10g you're installing.

It's laughable (and then again not really), but Oracle somehow gets away with sending stuff that won't relink out to end-users. I've even seen where I had to *patch the installer* where it landed before it would run. I've even seen where the install I was having problem with was unknown for some reason by Oracle, and I had to have my own scripts to fix the installs myself. This usually involved moving files to correct directories, or even getting them off of another slightly older distro and getting the thing relinking, and then looking for the patch to upgrade the .o file I provided and get it current after I got to a stopping point.

Anyway, not all that surprising - let the install finish, and then attempt the relink of all network objects after you're done. You will have to probably search Metalink to come up with a fix, patch or workaround.
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