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oracle install error

Trusted Contributor

oracle install error

when I install oracle8.1.7, the error is:

error in invoking target install of makefile

please help me,thanks very much
Steve Steel
Honored Contributor

Re: oracle install error


Make maxdsiz much bigger


steve Steel
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Sharvil Desai
Frequent Advisor

Re: oracle install error

Also, make sure your cd-rom drive is not bad. I kept getting this error over and over again everytime I tried installing Oracle and i tried many many times applying different solutions...still didn't get anywhere. And finally when I borrowed someone's cd-rom drive and tried to install from it, it worked on the first try!! Hope this helps. Good luck!
Gatis Visnevskis
Occasional Advisor

Re: oracle install error

Yes, maxdsize.

And check maxssize too, and make sure you have enough free swap.

Re-linking process requires large amount of memory.
NT is faster from 0 to 60, but you need UNIX to get to 100
Brian Crabtree
Honored Contributor

Re: oracle install error

I would suggest selecting "ignore" for the errors. Once the installation is complete, make sure your enviroment variables are exported correctly, go to the $ORACLE_HOME/bin directory, and run "relink oracle" to relink the oracle binaries. This should give you an error message that you can post here, or look on Metalink for information.

The "error invoking" message means that something happened in the installation, but doesn't say what.

Honored Contributor

Re: oracle install error

Please look in the $ORACLE_HOME/install/make.log for the exact error message.
If you don't see an error try relinking manually.

cd $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib
make -f install

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