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Patch Install problem

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I am trying to run the CPU (10.2.0.4.0 Patch No 6810189) on Standby database 10.2.0.1.0.

I am using 10gR2 on RHEL5 on vmware. All the patches were run successfully on 10.2.0.1.0 primary database earlier and the database upgraded to 10.2.0.4.1 after the PSU.

But when I try to run the patch installer it says;

*$ ./runInstaller*
Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

Checking installer requirements...

Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, SuSE-10, redhat-4, redhat-5, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1, asianux-2 or asianux-3
Failed <<<<

The system is same as the primary.

Help appreciated.
  • 1. Re: Patch Install problem
    Kamran Agayev A. Oracle ACE Director
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    Verma wrote:
    I am trying to run the CPU (10.2.0.4.0 Patch No 6810189) on Standby database 10.2.0.1.0.

    I am using 10gR2 on RHEL5 on vmware. All the patches were run successfully on 10.2.0.1.0 primary database earlier and the database upgraded to 10.2.0.4.1 after the PSU.

    But when I try to run the patch installer it says;

    *$ ./runInstaller*
    Starting Oracle Universal Installer...

    Checking installer requirements...

    Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, SuSE-10, redhat-4, redhat-5, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1, asianux-2 or asianux-3
    Failed <<<<

    The system is same as the primary.

    Help appreciated.
    Post the output of the following command:
    cat /etc/redhat-release 
  • 2. Re: Patch Install problem
    753818 Newbie
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    cat /etc/redhat-release

    release 4
  • 3. Re: Patch Install problem
    ora_tech Expert
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    Hi Verma,

    Can u post the content of Installation logfile.

    Regards,
    X A H E E R
  • 4. Re: Patch Install problem
    IvanKartik Oracle ACE
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    You wrote:
    I am using 10gR2 on RHEL5 
    And in the next post you wrote:
    cat /etc/redhat-release
    release 4
    Besides fact that your redhat-release contains incomplete information, it also contains wrong information (older relase).
    I don't understand why... Try to fix the contents of redhat-release to appropriate value i.e.: "Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)"
  • 5. Re: Patch Install problem
    753818 Newbie
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    Hi Ivan,

    Updated the cat /etc/redhat-release to Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga), but the problem persists.

    ./runInstaller -IgnoreSysPreReqs solved the issue. Its a testing environment. But in production environment it might be a issue.

    I think its may be due to some missing patches.

    Can you please highlight on this issue?

    Edited by: Verma on Jul 12, 2010 4:41 PM
  • 6. Re: Patch Install problem
    IvanKartik Oracle ACE
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    Its a testing environment. But in production environment it might be a issue.
    I think its may be due to some missing patches.
    Can you please highlight on this issue?
    This message is shown when your OS does not meet the basic requirements (OS type and version).
    This message was issue on RHEL 5 when you installed versions (i.e.: 10.2.0.1) released earlier than RHEL 5.
    Using -IgnoreSysPreReqs will overide this message but as consequence it will skip another checks (like validation of OS kernel settings, OS limits settings and presence of required packages). If you are sure everything is as it needs to be then it wouldn't be problem but it is definitely better to investigate or log SR to Oracle Support why this message appears.

    How do you executing the OUI btw?
  • 7. Re: Patch Install problem
    753818 Newbie
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    How do you executing the OUI btw?


    Thanks Ivan. Could you please explain your question.
  • 8. Re: Patch Install problem
    IvanKartik Oracle ACE
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    I mean how do you executing Oracle Universal Installer application. From your original post I can see "./runInstaller" but I can't see which directory or better which OUI you are executing. Because this message could be from 10.2.0.1 OUI and not from OUI included in the patchset.
  • 9. Re: Patch Install problem
    753818 Newbie
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    Well, I just go to the folder where I downloaded the patchset (say Disk1) and run the installer.
  • 10. Re: Patch Install problem
    983300 Newbie
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    try editing the file /etc/redhat-release as root user
    remove the line "redhat - 4" and type this: Red Hat Enterprise Linux ES release 4 (Nahant Update 1)
    save the file and exit .
    The test should succeed now.
  • 11. Re: Patch Install problem
    carfieldba Newbie
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    Hi, you can run installer by:

     

    ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPreReqs

     

    then installer will not validate /etc/redhat-release basing on oraparams.ini

     

    Have fun~

  • 12. Re: Patch Install problem
    EdStevens Guru
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    bryanbj wrote:

     

    Hi, you can run installer by:

     

    ./runInstaller -ignoreSysPreReqs

     

    then installer will not validate /etc/redhat-release basing on oraparams.ini

     

    Have fun~

     

    Gee, isn't this what user 424426 said above over three years (12 July 2010) ago? 

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