Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 38372
Oracle 18.104.22.168.1 installation crashes when executing ./runInstaller
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:32:55 EDT
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If you try to install Oracle and start ./runInstaller the program never
appears and your load goes up dramatically.
Steps to Reproduce:
1. execute ./runInstaller from Oracle 22.214.171.124.1
Actual Results: the load of your machine goes up.
Expected Results: the program should appear and you should be able to
I am not sure what this has to do with gnome-core but I will leave it in my
hands until you reply to this question.... did you read the release notes during
your upgrade process, or on your CD or ISO? We address problems with Oracle and
o The Oracle installation program (versions 8.1.7, 8.1.6, and possibly
others) does not work properly with glibc 2.2 and above. The problem
is that it is linking object files compiled against different glibc
(binary compatibility is ensured only for linked executables and
shared libraries through symbol versioning). You may work around
this by installing the Red Hat Linux 6.2 compatibility packages
(compat-egcs, compat-glibc and compat-libs) and issuing the following
commands before running the Oracle installer:
The second line exports environment variables which will cause gcc
and ld to look for glibc 2.1.3 compatibility headers and libraries
I do not think we have had much help from Oracle in terms of updates to their
packages, but you can check with them. Please respond that this either worked or
didnt and I will try to either assign it to the correct person or close the bug
and get you some help outside of this system.
I didn't know where to put this bug. I had no idea why the Oracle Installer
didn't appear. Sorry.
Actually this explains my problem, I think you can close the bug. Thanks for
the quick response.
no problem :)
Actually, what do you mean with
I can't find any RPM that sounds like this.
Disc one - RedHat/RPMS/compat-glibc-6.2-126.96.36.199.i386.rpm
Which rpm provides the script:
It's not in my installation.
extra RPM's installed:
I found a duplicate bug!
I think it is the same one then this one...
Could you give me an answer to my last question?
Which rpm provides the script:
I'm sorry I just dont see that file on any system - thus I cannot verify what
provided it - are you being queried for this file? Thanks for pointing out the
You told me in your comment:
Additional comments from firstname.lastname@example.org 2001-04-30 10:52:22
to run this file.
Now I am searching for this file...
oh - sorry ... in the release notes... right :) I should actually read them :)
Let me dig deeper...
OK I have screwed you up enough... the compat libraries are also on disc 2 you
will need the compat-egcs* and compat-libs*.
compat-egcs-6.2-188.8.131.52.i386.rpm contains the file you need
Give that a shot
But anyway, I've read the comments from the release notes 'n did of course try
but it does not help in any way under any window manager. I wonder if there is
any success story of installing Oracle under RH 7.1 ... and if yes under what
setting. I've tried nearly everything on several machines, but unfortunately I
didn't even got a glimpse.
I don't like to discuss how good/bad oracle Products are - I _just need to
install_ them & what I see is:
o under RH-6.2 everything is fine;
o under RH-7.0 one can install at least the client software but no data base
o under RH-7.1 even the java installer stuff from OUI does not show up
Any suggestions? Any help is much appreciated!
can you give me more on what window manager problem you are having? did it
install at all?
I have tried it with
these commands and guess what? The Installer appeared (under gnome) and I was
able to install Oracle! After that installation I tried to built the database,
but you know, this takes a long time, so I went home.
I am going to tell you tomorrow, if it was also successful or not.
I tried on a fresh install (with all available compat-* packages)
(and 'env|grep LD tells me that the environment variable is set)
under GNOME with sawfish, enlightenment and with WindowMaker and even under KDE.
What I see is
"Initializing Java Virtual Machine from
Doing 'ps aux' I see 2 relevant processes running
but nothing happens, even if waiting for a long time.
I am not sure why this is a window manager issue?? I am not sure what is going
> I am not sure why this is a window manager issue??
I never said so & looks like you're right - it is not
> I am not sure what is going on here.
;-) if I could ever know ;-)
what scares me is that the same weired story I have on every machine (really
different ones SCSI/IDE/Graphics/etc)
it worked. Oracle 184.108.40.206.1 is up and running! I am uber happy.
Thanks for your help
: perhaps you can strace this process and file as a new bug under the
'distribution' module - that way we can look at your problem in particular and
close this bug that was solved for Thomas
this is a complete installation instruction with links to all the stuff, that
you need to install Oracle 220.127.116.11.1 on RedHat 7.1