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Old 09-08-2013, 05:01 AM   #1
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Installing Oracle 11g on SLES 11 SP3


I am getting an error "Oracle Base is in Oracle HOME." However on checking the "/etc/profile.d/... file the Base variable is set correctly as /opt/oracle and the HOME is set as /$ORACLE_BASE/$ORACLE_HOME. How can I correct this error?
Thanks in advance!
 
Old 09-08-2013, 06:39 PM   #2
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Have you reread the install documentation ?

and seeing as this is the NOT FREE SUSE Enterprise Linux Server - service pack3 (SELS 11 sp3)
you DO have the required support contract with Novell
https://www.suse.com/support/programs/subscriptions/
https://www.suse.com/products/server/how-to-buy/

have you looked in the novell documentation on installing the OLD 11 g ( oracle 12 is the current database )
the OLD 2009 install doc for 11g
http://ftp.novell.com/partners/oracl...11_install.pdf
for release 2 of the 11 DB
http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E11882_01/...e24324/toc.htm

http://www.codeproject.com/Articles/...lation-on-suse

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/da...ads/index.html

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Old 09-09-2013, 07:56 AM   #3
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Installing Oracle 11g on SLES 11 SP3

Thanks for the response. However, I had gone through the installation documentation with a tooth comb. I faithfully installed all the required rpms, configured the kernel parameters and created the oracle software owner and groups. The installer starts very well but after collecting all the installation info. it throws an error that the ORACLE_BASE is in the HOME directory. "Correct this error before continuing."
Is anybody familiar with this error and if so, is there any caveat or what could I have done wrong?
By the way, I had previously installed and used Oracle 10g on SLES 9. It worked reasonable well.
Once again, thanks in advance for taking time to offer help.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 09:53 AM   #4
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Thanks for the response. However, I had gone through the installation documentation with a tooth comb. I faithfully installed all the required rpms, configured the kernel parameters and created the oracle software owner and groups. The installer starts very well but after collecting all the installation info. it throws an error that the ORACLE_BASE is in the HOME directory. "Correct this error before continuing."
Is anybody familiar with this error and if so, is there any caveat or what could I have done wrong?
If you DID go through the installation documents with a 'tooth comb', why didn't you see this?
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Originally Posted by Oracle Installation Documents
vi .bash_profile

Add the following:

ORACLE_HOSTNAME=machinename.domainname
ORACLE_BASE=/data1/app/oracle; export ORACLE_BASE
ORACLE_HOME=$ORACLE_BASE/product/11/db_1; export ORACLE_HOME
ORACLE_SID=orcl11g; export ORACLE_SID
ORACLE_TERM=xterm; export ORACLE_TERM
..where it tells you to add those environment variables to your .bash_profile, then log out/back in?
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By the way, I had previously installed and used Oracle 10g on SLES 9. It worked reasonable well.
If you're using Oracle and SLES, you REALLY need to be paying for BOTH products, and as such, you should contact either Oracle or SuSE to use that support you're paying for.
 
Old 09-09-2013, 12:42 PM   #5
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Installing Oracle 11g on SLES 11 SP3

Please accept my gratitude for your help. However, your advise is taking me to the pre-installation process which I have done already. I have checked the appropriate /etc/sysconfig files and the variables are set correctly.
Please excuse my ignorance, but how is payment for the software a result of my installation problem? I have no problem going to Oracle Tech. Network for help but I chose to discuss my problem here at LQ. My SUSE software is up to date and I am receiving regular updates. I am aware of free software out there but I chose to use SUSE.
Once again, I do appreciate your help and I'll be looking forward to benefiting from your help.
 
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Please accept my gratitude for your help. However, your advise is taking me to the pre-installation process which I have done already. I have checked the appropriate /etc/sysconfig files and the variables are set correctly.
...and that is NOT what you put in /etc/sysconfig, but as said, in the .bash_profile of the oracle user. Those are ENVIRONMENT variables which are set for the user. You obviously have NOT set that environment variable or followed the instructions...because if you did, you'd not be getting that error.
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Please excuse my ignorance, but how is payment for the software a result of my installation problem? I have no problem going to Oracle Tech. Network for help but I chose to discuss my problem here at LQ. My SUSE software is up to date and I am receiving regular updates. I am aware of free software out there but I chose to use SUSE.
It isn't, but what is the point of paying for tech support, and then NOT using it?? If you called Oracle, they could have had you fixed quicker than you posted the first question and got your first reply. Again, you're having problems with Oracle, which can be resolved by reading/following the Oracle installation guide. If you feel like you did, then contact Oracle support and tell them you're having a problem.
 
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you can set those in your ~/.bash_profile for that user .
the user "orcale" you set up for the ownership of the database

or system wide in ( not really recommended , as there might be conflicts )
/etc/profile.local
 
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Thanks TBone. I tend to think that you are helping me by talking me down with prejudice that I am not telling you the truth that I have already carried out the preinstallation set up. First you talked of payment which made me think that I had knocked on the door of the collection department for Oracle and Novel SUSE. Then you continue to doubt that I did set up the environment var. I know as human, by act of omission, I could have left something undone, but trust me it's not as huge as leaving the env. var unset. I trust the solution will be found soon.

Thanks for now. I will post another linux problem shortly for which I will value your help.

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Old 09-10-2013, 01:42 AM   #9
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It is just that about 95%+ of people that post about SELS and RHEL and Oracle
tend to have NOT bought the required services licenses and support contracts

We tend to bring it up FIRST because there have been MANY times that on the 20th post we THEN find out ,after two or three days. That there is NO WAY the op can fix it because they can NOT install the required software to fix it.

Because they do not have access to the software repos that come with the support contracts .

It turns into a big waste of time , for everyone involved .
 
Old 09-10-2013, 02:03 AM   #10
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Thanks. I had to withdraw the problem unsolved because I feared it might develop into a diatribe where we were tugging over which file contains what. LQ is a beautiful home and a refuge for those who need help like me.
 
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Thanks TBone. I tend to think that you are helping me by talking me down with prejudice that I am not telling you the truth that I have already carried out the preinstallation set up.
Nope...you posted a problem whose solution is to set the environment variable. That is done in the installation documents, and is VERY clearly in there, and I even posted the relevant parts FROM that document for you to follow. You still haven't said whether you actually performed those steps, or set the environment variables as indicated for the Oracle user.
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First you talked of payment which made me think that I had knocked on the door of the collection department for Oracle and Novel SUSE.
No, I pointed out that if you are PAYING for support, you should USE it. If you ARE paying, I will again point out that you could have gotten the answers FAR faster from Oracle than you can from any community forum. That's still true.
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Then you continue to doubt that I did set up the environment var. I know as human, by act of omission, I could have left something undone, but trust me it's not as huge as leaving the env. var unset. I trust the solution will be found soon.
You have been GIVEN the solution...but you're not doing it. From your VERY FIRST POST:
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However on checking the "/etc/profile.d/... file the Base variable is set correctly as /opt/oracle and the HOME is set as /$ORACLE_BASE/$ORACLE_HOME.
..you are NOT doing what the Oracle installation documents are telling you. You have edited the /etc/profile.d/<something> file. AGAIN, from the Oracle documents, you need to edit the .bash_profile of the oracle user, and put the variables in as stated. Until you do this, things won't work. If you called Oracle support, they would tell you this too. You aren't doing either.

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