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"oracle: Execute permission denied"

Tran Phong Vu_2
Occasional Contributor

"oracle: Execute permission denied"

I've read the above sbj on the forum, now i'm installing Oracle 8.1.7 on my d350 server and getting the same issue. My plaform is as the following:
. Server: HP9000 D350 server
. OS: HP-UX 11.00
. output from command 'getconf KERNELBITS: 32
. Oracle release:

Following the instruction in forum, i've downloaded the patch PHSS_22478, as well as PHNE_20316, PHKL_21392, PHKL_22145 (as instructed by Oracle 8.1.7 Installation Document).
I've also set kernel parameters as instructed by Oracle Doc.
After the patch PHSS_22478 was installed, I ran command: relink oracle. After several line scrolled up, I saw error msg: "-l:libcl.a: not found". I searched root disk and found this file exist on /usr/lib.
Any expert can give my suggestion? This case is very urgent to me. Pls help !!! If anyone need more info to help troubleshoot the case, pls contact me by email:
Thanks for your help.

Phong Vu.
T G Manikandan
Honored Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

Do you have /usr/lib in your SHLIB_PATH (the library path of oracle)
check this path in the .profile of the oracle user.


Steven Sim Kok Leong
Honored Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"


Try this:


Then relink Oracle. Hope this helps. Regards.

Steven Sim Kok Leong
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Andreas D. Skjervold
Honored Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

Just to check:
You aren't by any chance installing the 64 bit version of 8.1.7 ?

Only by ignoring what everyone think is important, can you be aware of what everyone ignores!
Kyoungjin Kim_1
Occasional Advisor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

It seems that you've installed 64bit Oracle on a HPUX 32 Bit Operating System.
The result of "getconf KERNEL_BITS = 32" <- 32Bit OS.

To confirm that
$ cd $ORACLE_HOME/bin
$ file oracle

# you have 32-bit Oracle if the answer is
oracle: PA-RISC1.1 shared executable dynamically linked -not stripped

# Otherwise, you have 64 bit Oracle if ..
oracle: ELF-64 executable object file - PA-RISC 2.0 LP64)

The solution is to either install 32 bit Oracle on 32Bit OS or upgrade HP-UX 11 to 64 bit if possible.

Hope helps.
Tran Phong Vu_2
Occasional Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

Anyone can give me a link to download Oracle 8.1.7 32bit version? I couldn't find it on Oracle Partner website (only its 64bit version is available).
I don't think I have any chance to upgrade my HP9000 D350 Server to 64bit.
Trusted Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

Perhaps you should contact your local Oracle support for media delivery. The installer has two CDs and I don't think downloading is a wise option.

You can also place a TAR or iTAR in Metalink ( for media request.
Always take care of your dearest before it is too late
Honored Contributor

Re: "oracle: Execute permission denied"

I did a search on the metalkink support for Oracle and found an issue on the same message. That document was saying about checking permission of some system commands in /usr/sbin (eg:lanscan). I am not sure whether this is your exact problem.

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