Master Note For Oracle Database Client Installation

 

For the most current information, please refer to :
(Doc ID 1157463.1) Master Note For Oracle Database Client Installation

 

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Standard Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Universal Installer - Version 2.2.0.18 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Purpose

This Master Note is intended to provide an index and references to the most frequently used My Oracle Support Notes with respect to Oracle Database Client installation. This Master Note is subdivided into categories to allow for easy access and reference to notes that are applicable to your area of interest, within a Database Client Installation.  This includes the following categories:

  • Certification
  • Client / Server / Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions
  • OS Requirements
  • Silent Installation using response file/without using response file
  • Installing 32-bit Client on 64-bit OS
  • Diagnostic Tools
  • Known Issues
  • General Information
  • Using My Oracle Support Effectively
  • Generic Link

Scope

This note serves as a guide through the various stages of Oracle Database Client installation .

It is applicable for client installations via OUI or Silent using a response file or without a response file.

The intended audience is from junior DBA's to senior DBA's

This will cover the following versions of these products:

Oracle Database Client - Version: 8.0.6.x though 11.2.0.x

Details

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Certification

For the latest Database Certification always refer to My Oracle Support (MOS) Certify section.
At the same time the documentation listed below will assist in understanding the Oracle Database Certifications:

Note 1298096.1 Master Note For Database and Client Certification
Note 161818.1 Oracle Database (RDBMS) Releases Support Status Summary
Note 207303.1 Client / Server / Interoperability Support Between Different Oracle Versions
Note 1307745.1 Oracle Database Support on the Itanium Processor Architecture
Note 464754.1 Certified Software on Oracle VM
Note 753601.1 SUPPORT FOR ORACLE DATABASE ON WPARS UNDER AIX 6.1

Installation Guides

Oracle Database documentation, 11g Release 2 (11.2)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link.

Oracle Database documentation, 11g Release 1 (11.1)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link.

Oracle Database documentation, 10g Release 2 (10.2)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link.

Oracle Database documentation, 10g Release 1 (10.1)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link.

Oracle9i documentation, Release 2 (9.2)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link

Oracle9i documentation, Release 1 (9.0.1)
Installation manuals and platform-specific books are included in this link

Installing 32-bit Client on 64-bit OS

Note 1151394.1 Running 32-bit and 64-bit Oracle Software On 64-bit Windows
Note 781432.1 Considerations Using The Oracle Client With Microsoft Products on 64 bit Operating System
Note 870253.1 32-bit Client Install on 64-bit Windows Platform
Note 1075717.1 Installing 32-bit RDBMS Client software on x86_64 Linux

OS General Information and Known Issues

Most of the installation and relinking issues appear if you don't satisfy the minimum requirements for the installation. Therefore if you are raising any SR for installation issue it is better to ensure that you have all these requirements mentioned in the below articles before raising the SR.
The documentation listed below help you in understanding the OS Requirements for Oracle Client Installation:

Generic

Solaris

Linux

AIX

HP

WINDOWS

Generic

General

Note 1476075.1 FAQ on downloading 9i, 10g, 11g software 
Note 169706.1 Oracle Database on Unix AIX,HP-UX,Linux,Mac OS X,Solaris,Tru64 Unix Operating Systems Installation and Configuration Requirements Quick Reference (8.0.5 to 11.2)
Note 1351051.2 Information Center: Install and Configure Database Server/Client Installations
Note 458893.1 Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) FAQ        
Note 1467060.1 Relinking Oracle Home FAQ ( Frequently Asked Questions)
Note 454442.1 11g Install : Understanding about Oracle Base, Oracle Home and Oracle Central/Global Inventory locations
Note 131321.1 How to Relink Oracle Database Software on UNIX
Note 883299.1 Oracle 11gR2 Relink New Feature
Note 444595.1 Is It Necessary To Relink Oracle Following OS Upgrade?
Note 556834.1 Steps To Recreate Central Inventory(oraInventory) In RDBMS Homes
Note 750540.1 What are the requirements for an Oracle Home Name in the Inventory?
Note 881063.1 Key RDBMS Install Differences in 11gR2
Note 884232.1 11gR2 Install (Non-RAC): Understanding New Changes With All New 11.2 Installer
Note 1189783.1 Important Changes to Oracle Database Patch Sets Starting With 11.2.0.2
Note 1212156.1 How To Identify What Type of Oracle11g Release 2 (11.2) Client Software Is Installed?
Note 1397346.1 What Are The Different Oracle Client Components Installed With Different Installation Type In 11.2.0.2 or 11.2.0.3
Note 429074.1 Can You Run Different Releases Of The Oracle Database On The Same Computer At The Same Time?
Note 389678.1 Are Compilers Necessary for Oracle RDBMS Installation?
Note 401332.1 How To Identify A Server Which Has Itanium2 (Montecito, Montvale, Tukwila....) Processors Installed
Note 820135.1 What Does -ignoreSysPrereqs Ignore When Invoking runInstaller?
Note 434295.1 How To Find If The Oracle Client Software Is 32-Bit Or 64-Bit?                
Note 1474891.1 Is It Supported to Change Uid/Gid Of Oracle Database Software Owner After Installation ?

Known Issues Generic

Note 883702.1 $ORACLE_HOME/lib32 does not exist in Oracle database 11gR2. Why?
Note 1245784.1 Installing Component using Installer from 11.2 ORACLE_HOME Fails with OUI-10150
Note 1091063.1 sqlplus /nolog is failing with errors : SP2-1503 SP2-0152
Note 1207849.1 Install Error: String Index Out Of Range: -1 Error Messages
Note 1367658.1 11.2 OUI does not use the $TEMP variable for CV_DESTLOC during a single instance installation
Note 1307782.1 Oracle 11.2 Installation Fails If OS Users Password Contains '%'
Note 1162824.1 Installing Oracle 10.2.0.1> On AIX Hangs At Prereqs Check
Note 1127135.1[INS-00001] Unknown irrecoverable error installing 11.2
Note 763143.1 Explanation and Options To Handle "Checking operating system version: must be ... Failed" OUI errors
Note 1268391.1 Installing 11gR2 Fails With [INS-30060] Check For Group Existence Failed
Note 1301113.1 "Invalid Entry Size" Error During Oracle Database Installation
Note 1265321.1 Custom Client Installation 11.2 fails with java.io.IOException: : not found
Note 1292347.1 [Ins-10002] Inventory Initialization Failed During 11gr2 Client Install
Note 1403568.1 Install Of 11GR2 Client : Error In EqualPathStrs :The Filename, Directory Name, Or Volume Label Syntax Is Incorrect
Note 849336.1 Unable to launch OUI

Solaris 

General

Note 1307041.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Solaris SPARC 64
Note 1307389.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Oracle Solaris x86-64
Note 743042.1 Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR1 RDBMS on Solaris 10 SPARC 64-bit
Note 971464.1 FAQ - 11gR2 requires Solaris 10 update 6 or greater
Note 964976.1 Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS on Solaris 10 SPARC
Note 429191.1 Kernel setup for Solaris 10 using project files
Note 317257.1 Running Oracle Database in Solaris 10 Containers - Best Practices


Known Issues on Solaris

Note 848700.1 11gR1 on Solaris failing at relink phase with errors like "ld fatal relocation error" and then "ld fatal library -lclntsh not found"
Note 966929.1 11gR2 INSTALL ERRORS on Solaris 10
Note 989727.1 11GR2 INSTALL ON SOLARIS FAILS MANY PREREQUISITE CHECKS
Note 969497.1 During An 11gR2 (11.2) Installation On Solaris, OUI Performs A Prerequisite Check For The Optional Patch 124861-15 And Fails If It Is Not Installed
Note 1325973.1 [INS-30060] Check for group existence failed - While installing 11gR2 on Solaris
Note 1064838.1 Prerequisite Checks Fail With PRVF-7532 And PRVF-9809 Errors When Installing Oracle11gR2 (11.2) 32-bit Client Software On SPARC Solaris
Note 974371.1 After Installing The 11.2.0.1> 32-bit Client Software On SPARC Solaris, OPatch and OUI Fail With ELFCLASS32 Errors For liboraInstaller.so
Note 867562.1 11gR1 OUI Error "fatal libCrun.so.1> open failed No such file or directory"
Note 852241.1 Installation of 11G fails on relink with INFO ld fatal library -lumem not found

Linux

General

ORACLE Validated Configurations
Note 1307056.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Linux x86
Note 1304727.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Linux x86-64
Note 851598.1 Master Note 386391.1 Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the SLES OS
Note 401167.1 Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) OS
Note 728346.1 Linux OS Installation with Reduced Set of Packages for Running Oracle Database Server
Note 787705.1 How to identify correct Oracle Database software to install on Linux platform
Note 1315914.1 Install 11gr2 On Sles11 - Packages Required Not Mentioned In Installation Guide
Note 1350000.1 Database Client or Database Server Install on Red Hat 6 (RHEL6)
Note 444084.1 Multiple gcc / g++ Versions in Linux
Note 761261.1 Recommended metalink articles for Oracle Database 10gR2 installation on zLinux (s390x)
Note 415182.1 DB Install Requirements Quick Reference - zSeries based Linux
Note 341507.1 Oracle Database Server on Linux on IBM POWER
Note 786995.1 Troubleshooting The Relink Errors When Missing RPMs on Linux x86-64
Note 377217.1 What should the value of LD_ASSUME_KERNEL be set to for Linux?

Known Issues On Linux

Note 1071005.1 HOTSPOT ERROR DURING 32-BIT 11GR2 CLIENT INSTALL ON 64-BIT (X86_64) SUSE (VMWARE)
Note 1313504.1 Error in invoking 'ntcontab.o' of makefile while installaing 11gr2 client on Linux x86-64 bit server
Note 308788.1 While Installing Oracle Database on SUSE SLESx x86-64 Linking Errors Occur and NetCA/DBCA Fail With Error: UnsatisfiedLinkError exception loading native library: njni10
Note 468977.1 UnsatisfiedLinkError exception loading native library: njni11
Note 1063952.1 11gR2 Database Server install fails with [INS-13001] Environment does not meet minimum requirements
Note 1220843.1 Getting __stack_chk_fail@GLIBC_2.4 makefile errors during Oracle 11.2 Install on Linux
Note 443617.1 "Exception java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: ../jre/1.4.2/lib/i386/libawt.so: libXp.so.6: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory occurred" on RHEL5/OEL5 for 10.2 x86 or x86_64 install

AIX

General

Note 1307544.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on IBM AIX on Power systems
Note 282036.1 Minimum Software Versions and Patches Required to Support Oracle Products on IBM Power Systems
Note 1280516.1 How to install Oracle Client 11.2.0.2.0 32-bit on AIX 64-bit
Note 889464.1 Is Oracle 10g And 11g Database Compatible With AIX Version 6.1>
Note 417451.1 How To Determine Whether an APAR has been Fixed in AIX Version/Maintenance Level
Note 739963.1 Using AIX commands genld, genkld and slibclean to avoid library file locking errors(libjox)
Note 458403.1 Why AIXTHREAD_SCOPE should be set to 'S' on AIX
Note 201622.1 Is It Still NecessaryTto Run the Rootpre.sh Script When Installing Oracle on AIX 5L and above?

Known Issues On AIX

Note 832074.1 AIX 6.1> "Dependent module /usr/lib/libXpm.a(shr_64.o) could not be loaded" Error Attempting To Execute 11.1>.0 runInstaller
Note 879102.1 Stand Alone 11.1>.0.6 Silent Installation on AIX 5.3 Fails On Prerequisite Check For rsct.basic.rte(0.0) and rsct.compat.clients.rte(0.0)
Note 980602.1 The Installer (OUI) Detects Processes Running on ORACLE_HOME on AIX 6.1> TL04 SP1
Note 985563.1 AIX: ERROR IN INVOKING TARGET 'LINKS PROC GEN_PCSCFG' OF MAKEFILE, ld: 0711-593 SEVERE ERROR: Symbol C_BSTAT
Note 1083353.1 11gR2 OS Requirements Check Failed on AIX for APARs IZ42940, IZ49516, IZ52331Note 1264074.1 Linking Fails With "ld: 0706-010 The binder was killed by a signal: Segmentation fault" On AIX 6.1> And AIX 7.1>
Note 1327608.1 INS-13001 Environment does not meet minimum requirements when installing 11.2.0.2 on AIX 7.1>
Note 859842.1 Database Server Installation on AIX 6.1> Error: OUI-18001: 'AIX Version 6100.01' is not supported
Note 1364239.1 runInstaller Failed With "OUI: 0403-006 Execute permission denied" While Installing 11.2.0.x On AIX
Note 747664.1 Oracle Client 11.1>.0 NETCA Error "UnsatisfiedLinkError exception loading native library: njni11" While Installing On Aix 5.3

HP

General

Note 1307026.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on HP-UX PA-RISC Platform
Note 1307745.1 Oracle Database Support on the Itanium Processor Architecture

Known Issues on HP

Note 469569.1 Failure On Prerequisite Checks For 11gR2 Installation on HP-UX
Note 725913.1 Error OUI-15038 At Pre-Requisite Check Stage During Oracle 11g Install
Note 1183545.1 OUI 10.2.0.4 and OUI 10.2.0.5 raise OUI-15038 "Unable to execute rule 'CheckCompatibility' .. [For input string: "11_11"]
Note 471476.1 32 Bit Libraries Are Not Installed With Oracle11g (11.1>.0.6) On HP-UX Itanium
Note 287428.1 Oracle Universal Installer has detected that there are processes running in the currently selected
Note 819394.1 HP-UX: Sqlplus: ORA-12549: TNS:operating system resource quota exceeded
Note 1194973.1 Failure On Prerequisite Checks For 11gR2 Installation on HP-UX

WINDOWS

General

Note 1307189.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Microsoft Windows x86 (32-bit)
Note 1307195.1 Certification Information for Oracle Database on Microsoft Windows
Note 952302.1 Is Microsoft Windows 7 certified to install/run Oracle Database Server/Client ?
Note 1316079.1 How To Install Oracle 10.2.0.5 Client Software on Windows 7 (32 or 64-bit) and Windows 2008 R2 (64-bit)
Note 1199616.1 11.1>.0.7 Client can not be installed on Windows 2008 R2 or Windows 7
Note 1139705.1 Install the Oracle Client software into a directory that contains spaces in the name
Note 1356362.1 List Of Components Included With Administrator And Runtime Installation Options Of The 11.2.0.2 Database Client On Windows
Note 1318795.1 How to know if Oracle client, DB, or JAVA installed is 32-bit or 64-bit on Windows OS
Note 1433144.1 What Is The Windows Service "Oracleremexecservice"?
Note 443813.1 Check List For Oracle On Windows.
Note 137200.1 Checklist when Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) fails for Windows
Note 436299.1 Common reasons for OUI failures on the MS Windows platforms
Note 161549.1 Oracle Database Server and Networking Patches for Microsoft Platforms
Note 816893.1 How to Recreate the Windows Registry for Oracle, After reloading the Windows OS
Note 432713.1 How To Create a Service using oradim in Windows Vista

Known Issues on Windows

Note 1313463.1 OUI crashes while installing Oracle Client 11gR2 64 bit on Window 7 SP1
Note 1312587.1 Cannot Install Oracle Client 11.2.0.1> On Windows 7 PC
Note 1292785.1 Oracle Client 11gR2 32bit Installation Crashes on Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)
Note 464265.1 SQLPLUSW.EXE Missing In 11.1>.0.6 Windows Client Installation Using Administrator Option
Note 1328667.1 Psapi.Dll Error When Installing 32 bit 10.2.0.1>Oracle Client on Windows 7 64 Bit
Note 1310680.1 Problems Installing Oracle 10g Client On Windows Operating System
Note 1185831.1 Unable To Install 10.2 64-Bit Client On Windows 7 X64
Note 810374.1 Oracle Client 10.2.0.1> Installation Fails With Directory Not Writable Error
Note 1292921.1 While Installing 11.2, OUI Fails With "Error in starting the service. The service OracleMTSRecoveryService was not found"
Note 221545.1 Oracle Installation Issues in Windows Platforms
Note 418479.1 file in use Errors, when applying patches on Windows
Note 1133495.1 Installation of 11gR2 on Windows Fails Checking Requirements
Note 1088324.1 11gR2 Deinstall fails on Windows 7

Scripts

Note 189256.1 UNIX Script to Verify Installation Requirements for Oracle 8.0.5 to 9.2 versions of RDBMS
Note 250262.1 RDA 4 - Health Check / Validation Engine Guide

Silent Install

Note 136660.1 Working Response files for a silent install of Oracle Server on MS-Windows- Part 1 of 3
Note 136661.1 Database Configuration Response file for performing silent install - Part 2 of 3
Note 136662.1 Network Configuration Reponse file for performing silent install - Part 3 of 3
Note 388451.1 How to create a Response File for Silent Installation?
Note 1225194.1 How To Create a Response File and Perform a Silent Install with the 11.2 Oracle Client Installer
Note 1233026.1 Unconditional Exit During 11gR2 Silent Client Install Using Custom Responsefile
Note 434315.1 How Can You Install Oracle Without Using The Oracle Universal Installer( runInstaller) GUI and Xserver especially When Doing A Remote Installation ?
Note 405124.1 How to Prevent a Silent Install from Prompting for User Input to Run the 'root.sh' Script
Note 808275.1 How to install Oracle Database Patchset software in Silent mode without using response file
Note 782919.1 How to install Oracle Database Server software silently with customized listener configuration
Note 885643.1 How to install 11gR2 Database/Client Software in Silent mode without using response file
Note 782918.1 How to install/deinstall Oracle Database Server software silently without response file
Note 782923.1 How to install/deinstall Oracle Database Client software silently without response file
Note 782924.1 How to install Oracle Database Client software along with netca in silent mode
Note 435680.1 Response File Installation of Database Server 10.2 (Suppressed or Silent mode)

Deinstall/Removing Installations

General Information

Note 208116.1 How to remove all traces of ORACLE_HOME on UNIX
Note 275493.1 Removing 10g Database and Software from AIX, HP-UX, Linux, Sun and Tru64 Platforms
Note 1363753.1 Behaviour of the Oracle De-install/Deinstall/Uninstall Utility in 11gR2
Note 886749.1 Oracle 11gR2 Deinstall And Deconfig Tool Options
Note 883743.1 How To Deinstall/Uninstall Oracle Home In 11gR2
Note 1070610.1 How To De-install Oracle Home Using runinstaller
Note 435219.1 How To Clean Up The Inventory After Deleting The Oracle Home Manualy Using OS Commands("rm-rf " or other)?
Note 208256.1 WIN: How to Remove a Single ORACLE_HOME and Its Traces on Microsoft Windows Platforms
Note 124353.1 Manually Removing all Oracle Components on Microsoft Windows Platforms
Note 1069034.1 11.2: How to Manually Remove Oracle Server Software on Microsoft Windows Platforms

Known Problems

Note 885609.1 11gR2 OUI warning: Please run the command '/deinstall/deinstall' to deinstall this OracleHome
Note 1069028.1 Deinstall utility on 11.2 removes multiple ORACLE_HOMEs
Note 1271661.1 Deinstall 11.2 32-bit Home Inadvertanly Removes 64-bit Homes and Vice Versa
Note 1067622.1 11.2 DEINSTALLER REMOVING LISTENERS RUNNING FROM OTHER ORACLE_HOMES
Note 1322509.1 11.2 Database Corrupted After Use of $ORACLE_HOME/deinstall/deinstall Script
Note 753929.1 Errors During Silent 11.1>.0.6 Deinstallation
Note 1128464.1 Uninstall Of Oracle 11gR2 Home On Windows Does Not Recognize Non-English Response
Note 1374044.1 When deinstalling 11gR1 ,OUI greyed out the Remove button and getting message - You cannot deinstall at this time

Diagnostic Tools

Note 780551.1 How To Diagnose Linking Errors During Base Install of Oracle RDBMS
Note 757964.1 Oracle Universal Installer ( OUI ) Error Messages and Solution Reference List
Note 1812.1 TECH: Getting a Stack Trace from a CORE file

General Information

Note.738771.1 How to Log Good Service Request for Relink issues?
Note.736819.1 How to Log Good Service Request for Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) issues

Using My Oracle Support Effectively

Note 166650.1 Working Effectively With Global Customer Support
Note 199389.1 Escalating Service Requests with Oracle Support Service

Generic Links

Note 1351051.1 Information Center: Install and Configure Database Server/Client Installations
Note 1194734.1 Where do I find that on My Oracle Support (MOS) [Video]
Note 742060.1 Release Schedule of Current Database Releases
Note 268895.1 Oracle Database Server Patchset Information, Versions: 8.1>. 7 to 11.2.0
Note 783141.1 Reference List of Critical Patch Update Availability(CPU) and Patch Set Update (PSU) Documents For Oracle Database and Fusion Middleware Product
Note 854428.1 Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products
Note 1061295.1 Patch Set Updates - One-off Patch Conflict Resolution
Information on Critical Patch Updates (CPU's)

References

NOTE:1351051.2 - Information Center: Install and Configure Database Server/Client Installations  

Comments:

hello,

whenever i try to open any of the above links i get the error below.

Failure of server APACHE bridge:

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No backend server available for connection: timed out after 10 seconds or idempotent set to OFF.

Kindly help me to get around this issue.

Thank you

Posted by usman on July 23, 2012 at 09:18 PM MST #

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