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Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

Parag Chaudhari
Occasional Advisor

Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

Hello All,

I am struggling to get Oracle Installation get going on the HP 9000/800 N Class boxes and the installer is excruciatingly slow. Is there anything I should be looking into ?
HP 9000 N Class
HP-UX 11
Xwindows on Linux or PC X-manager (No direct DISPLAY ) connected.

Oracle 9i release 2

the top shows CPUs as idle,

Memory Information:
physical page size = 4096 bytes, logical page size = 4096 bytes
Physical: 4194304 Kbytes, lockable: 3188512 Kbytes, available: 3663896 Kbytes

System Model is 9000/800
Number of CPUs is 4
CPU Type is PA-RISC_2.0
App Architecture is PA-RISC
Kernel Architecture is hp9000s800
OS Name is HP-UX
OS Version is 11.00
Boot Time is Mon Jul 8 10:35:25 2002

ANy and all help is appreciated.
Thanks in advance

Parag Chaudhari

harry d brown jr
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

If you are installing Oracle, with what I call the "bootstrap" process, where it installs some code and tables then builds upon that. That proces usually takes a while. There is a shortcut that someone suggested a week or so ago, but I don't remember it - nor what the topic was. The install process ---never mind I found it:


Anyways, I've seen it take over four hours to build a base install on a sun 10000 with many cpu's.

live free or die
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Dave Chamberlin
Trusted Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

If you have access to Oracles MetaLink site. You should read Docid 201023.1 . It mentions that there are X-Library links that need to be created manually for 9i installation:
Due to a known HP bug (Doc.id. KBRC00003627), the default HP-UX 64
operating system installation does not create a few required X-library
symbolic links. These links must be created manually before starting
the Oracle9i Release 2 installation. You must have superuser privileges
to run these commands.

$ su - root
$ cd /usr/lib
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libX11.3 libX11.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXIE.2 libXIE.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXext.3 libXext.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXhp11.3 libXhp11.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXi.3 libXi.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXm.4 libXm.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXp.2 libXp.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXt.3 libXt.sl
$ ln -s /usr/lib/libXtst.2 libXtst.sl

You also need at least 400M in /tmp.
Sandip Ghosh
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

I don't know whether you have installed the latest Java on your system. It's always better to install oracle after the installation of Java. Because it is using java applets.

Good Luck!!!
Victor Geere
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

Copy the CDs to the harddrive (of the server) and install from there. Copy each CD to a seperate directory or you will have to change disk.label after each CD.

Here is a couple of things I learned during installation :

Something that blew my mind was that Oracle has been able to fit 5 small yet significant spelling mistakes into 8 lines of environment variables.

Here is a profile that worked for me, you will need to change the NLS settings to suit your
Language (same as the setting during installation):

#oracle environment variables
export DISPLAY
ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/product/9.0.1; export ORACLE_HOME
JAVA_HOME=/opt/java1.3; export JAVA_HOME
TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin; export TNS_ADMIN
ORA_NLS33=$ORACLE_HOME/ocommon/nls/admin/data; export ORA_NLS33
stty erase
#set shell search paths
export PATH


#oracle environment variables end here

The following patches need to be installed

Dec 2000 patch bundle

PHCO_23919 was installed

PHCO_23963 superceded PHCO_23092

PHCO_23707 superceded PHCO_23770

PHKL_26059 superceded PHKL_23226

PHNE_25484 superceded PHNE_23249

PHSS_26262 superceded PHSS_23377

Hyperfabric driver 11.00.12 if applicable.

Good luck. Oracle isn't compatible with dull_moment.
I thought that I was because I had thought.
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11

Hi parag

refer this URL, which guides you to install orcale 9 rel 2

never give up
Jean Mesquida_1
Frequent Advisor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11


One network point that blocked on my site the installation of Oracle 9i is the way ethernet link is configured on the N4000 and on the port it is connected to.

For maximum performance, configure N4000 100 Mb/s Full-duplex ("lanadmin -X 100FD 0" if using lan0 : do not forget to change the corresponding /etc/rc.config.d/... file) and ethernet port matching on the network switch the same way.

If, for one reason or another, one end is auto-negotiating the speed/duplex and the other one is not, network transfers and use may be VERY slow (20Kb ftp transfer within 30 seconds for instance), hence hanging Oracle installation.

Hope this helps..
Honored Contributor

Re: Oracle 9i Installation on HP-9000 N Class HP-UX 11


Here is an extract from Metalink:

Problem Description

You are trying to install a 64bit Oracle product on a 64bit HP
system. During the linking stage, you are getting numerous "error
invoking target 'install' of makefile " errors.

The $ORACLE_HOME/install/make.log file reveals these types of errors:

/usr/ccs/bin/ld: Can't find library: "Xm"
*** Error exit code 1


HP Document KBRC00003627 states that you must create the following
three soft links:

ln -s /usr/lib/Motif2.1/libXm.4 /usr/lib/Motif2.1/libXm.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/libXt.3 /usr/lib/libXt.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/libX11.3 /usr/lib/libX11.sl

You check /usr/lib and the links are there.

Solution Description

You need to create the 64bit equivalents of these same symbolic links:

ln -s /usr/lib/Motif2.1/pa20_64/libXm.4 /usr/lib/Motif2.1/pa20_64/libXm.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/pa20_64/libXt.3 /usr/lib/pa20_64/libXt.sl
ln -s /usr/lib/pa20_64/libX11.3 /usr/lib/pa20_64/libX11.sl

On 64bit HP-UX 11.0, required X libraries are located in a new directory

Hope this helps!
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