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Create DB with Oracle10g on Integrity (rx2620) OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

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Create DB with Oracle10g on Integrity (rx2620) OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

This is a remote system and we installed the Oracle 10g software using a response file.


We are now trying to create the DB using a Response File;


Commands that we are using:



$ define  dbca_java_debug "TRUE"

$ !0

$dbca -responseFile dbca.rsp -silent 




Silent (non-interactive) mode specified.



|  Database Configuration Assistant for OpenVMS  |

|  Please wait while DBCA loads ...                                                |


[main] [22:57:25:164]


CommandLineArguments->process: number of arguments = 3

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NullPointerException

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.INIFile$IniPair.<init>(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.INIFile$IniSection.addPair(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.INIFile.readINIFile(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.util.INIFile.getProfileString(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.backend.CommandLineArguments.processResponseFile


      at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.backend.CommandLineArguments.process(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.execute(

        at oracle.sysman.assistants.dbca.Dbca.main(


Turning VERIFY on the following is the command line that generates the error above:

$  java "-V" "SYS$SCRATCH:dbca.jinput"


The dbca.rsp file is attached.


Any ideas as to what I need to do to fix this so we can get the DB created.



Steven Schweda
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Re: Create DB with Oracle10g on Integrity (rx2620) OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

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Re: Create DB with Oracle10g on Integrity (rx2620) OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

I access the remote server via TELNET from my office.


The Oracle Install is expecting a Windows environment. Their documentation indicates you can do a silent install using a response file. The installation process still checks to see if their is a display created.


The SET DISPLAY/CREATE - creates a WS## device which then allows the Oracle install to continue in silent mode.


dbca executes the @ORA_ROOT:[bin]


This is the procedure that is supposed to be used to create the Oracle DB.


I have gone through the Oracle Support web site/documentation and so far have not been able to get the DB creation to work.


I was hoping maybe someone on the OpenVMS side would be able to help.

Honored Contributor

Re: Create DB with Oracle10g on Integrity (rx2620) OpenVMS V8.3-1H1

Are you following Oracle's instructions as documented and with no divergences to what is documented?  If so, then please escalate this directly to the Oracle support folks.


Do also try using a fully-specified X display with an X target host and (at least a defaulted) X server and X screen setting, rather than an incomplete SET DISPLAY command.  (If you need an X Window Server for a Microsoft Windows platform, then there are Windows X Window Server options.)