12 Replies Latest reply on Jun 17, 2013 1:09 PM by mitto

    Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"

    906011
      Hi,

      During Oracle 11g R2 prerequisite checks, I got Environment variable: "PATH" failure. It seems to me the length of the environment variable exceeds the recommended length.
      Any help will be appreciated.

      Thanks in advance,

      MJ
        • 1. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
          906011
          Sorry for got to mention that I'm using Windows 7 64-bit machine.

          Regards,

          mj
          • 2. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
            sb92075
            user1107353 wrote:
            Hi,

            During Oracle 11g R2 prerequisite checks, I got Environment variable: "PATH" failure. It seems to me the length of the environment variable exceeds the recommended length.
            Any help will be appreciated.
            so shorten PATH, at least until after install completes

            which Windows Edition?
            • 3. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
              BelMan
              Hi,

              Make the PATH variable to contain fewer characters before starting Oracle Installer and after the installation finish do return all the old values :)
              • 4. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                595149
                Hi,

                I had the same problem and the error messages said, the PATH variable is too long. But this wasn't the problem. The PATH variable was written Path. The solution was to change the name of the variable from Path to PATH. Seems, the installer check fails, if the variable name isn't written uppercase.

                Regards,

                Marc
                • 5. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                  911588
                  Good morning,
                  I'm trying to sequence oracle 11g with APP-V and I'm getting this same error. I went to environment variables and tried to shorten the value of the PATH. but I still get an error saying environment variable exceeds the recommended length. I can ignore it but then I'm not able to sequence the application correctly. the oracle client 11g odbc driver won't appear. Could you please tell me another way to get rid of this error? I'm using a windows 7 64x machine.
                  thank you in advance.
                  regards
                  • 6. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                    sb92075
                    open Command Window & issue following OS command

                    SET

                    COPY results then PASTE all back here
                    • 7. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                      911588
                      Thank you sb92075.
                      these are the variables I get before opening app-v client:

                      ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\ProgramData
                      APPDATA=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Roaming
                      CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
                      CommonProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
                      CommonProgramW6432=C:\Program Files\Common Files
                      COMPUTERNAME=APPVMASSAMG1
                      ComSpec=C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
                      FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
                      HOMEDRIVE=C:
                      HOMEPATH=\Users\massamg
                      LOCALAPPDATA=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local
                      LOGONSERVER=\\US0012ADCP
                      NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=1
                      OS=Windows_NT
                      Path=C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32
                      \WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
                      PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
                      PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
                      PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11, GenuineIntel
                      PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
                      PROCESSOR_REVISION=0f0b
                      ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
                      ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
                      ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
                      ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
                      PROMPT=$P$G
                      PSModulePath=C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\
                      PUBLIC=C:\Users\Public
                      SystemDrive=C:
                      SystemRoot=C:\Windows
                      TEMP=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local\Temp
                      TMP=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local\Temp
                      UATDATA=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\UATData\D9F8C395-CAB8-491d-B8AC-179A1FE1BE77
                      USERDNSDOMAIN=AMERICA.APCI.COM
                      USERDOMAIN=AMERICA
                      USERNAME=massamg
                      USERPROFILE=C:\Users\massamg
                      windir=C:\Windows
                      windows_tracing_flags=3
                      windows_tracing_logfile=C:\BVTBin\Tests\installpackage\csilogfile.log


                      and these are the variables I get while app-v client is running:


                      ALLUSERSPROFILE=C:\ProgramData
                      APPDATA=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Roaming
                      CLIENTNAME=US0039CPSP
                      CommonProgramFiles=C:\Program Files\Common Files
                      CommonProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files
                      CommonProgramW6432=C:\Program Files\Common Files
                      COMPUTERNAME=APPVMASSAMG1
                      ComSpec=C:\Windows\system32\cmd.exe
                      FP_NO_HOST_CHECK=NO
                      HOMEDRIVE=C:
                      HOMEPATH=\Users\massamg
                      LOCALAPPDATA=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local
                      LOGONSERVER=\\US0012ADCP
                      NUMBER_OF_PROCESSORS=1
                      OS=Windows_NT
                      Path=C:\Windows\system32;C:\Windows;C:\Windows\System32\Wbem;C:\Windows\System32
                      \WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\
                      PATHEXT=.COM;.EXE;.BAT;.CMD;.VBS;.VBE;.JS;.JSE;.WSF;.WSH;.MSC
                      PROCESSOR_ARCHITECTURE=AMD64
                      PROCESSOR_IDENTIFIER=Intel64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11, GenuineIntel
                      PROCESSOR_LEVEL=6
                      PROCESSOR_REVISION=0f0b
                      ProgramData=C:\ProgramData
                      ProgramFiles=C:\Program Files
                      ProgramFiles(x86)=C:\Program Files (x86)
                      ProgramW6432=C:\Program Files
                      PROMPT=$P$G
                      PSModulePath=C:\Windows\system32\WindowsPowerShell\v1.0\Modules\
                      PUBLIC=C:\Users\Public
                      SESSIONNAME=RDP-Tcp#0
                      SystemDrive=C:
                      SystemRoot=C:\Windows
                      TEMP=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local\Temp
                      TMP=C:\Users\massamg\AppData\Local\Temp
                      UATDATA=C:\Windows\SysWOW64\CCM\UATData\D9F8C395-CAB8-491d-B8AC-179A1FE1BE77
                      USERDNSDOMAIN=AMERICA.APCI.COM
                      USERDOMAIN=AMERICA
                      USERNAME=massamg
                      USERPROFILE=C:\Users\massamg
                      windir=C:\Windows
                      windows_tracing_flags=3
                      windows_tracing_logfile=C:\BVTBin\Tests\installpackage\csilogfile.log

                      I have already tried renaming Path to PATH and it didn't work.
                      regards
                      • 8. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                        sb92075
                        908585 wrote:
                        Good morning,
                        I'm trying to sequence oracle 11g with APP-V
                        What does "sequence oracle" mean?
                        and I'm getting this same error.
                        ERROR? What Error?
                        I don't see any error.

                        usually when Oracle is to be used, then %ORACLE_HOME%\bin folder is included in PATH
                        • 9. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                          911588
                          thank you sb.
                          when I say I'm sequencing oracle I mean I'm packaging it with microsoft APP-V client(application virtualization client)
                          the error I get is the same one they mention in the beginning of this thread, path value exceeds the limit.
                          I'll try to include that %ORACLE_HOME%\bin value in the path then.
                          thanks a lot
                          • 10. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                            933400
                            Hi,

                            Has anyone found a solution to this issue as yet?

                            I am attempting to sequence the runtime client for Oracle 11g R2 32 on Windows Server 2008 R2.

                            The PATH check fails but if I ignore all errors and continue, all appears to install ok however, when I come to install (Professional Advantage's) JET the test database connection failes with the error:

                            Connection Failed - Connot find OCI DELL: oci.dll

                            Now I know that the dll does exist in the bin folder of the client install.

                            I have tried the suggested work arounds given above.

                            Any ideas guys?

                            Please let me know if you need any more info.

                            Edited by: 930397 on 26-Apr-2012 02:32
                            • 11. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                              943834
                              I followed all of the above steps also, to no avail. One of my network guys told me to run the install program As Administrator. It worked perfectly after that.

                              Good luck!

                              Darren
                              • 12. Re: Oracle 11g R2 Environment variable: "PATH"
                                mitto

                                Hi MJ (hope not Michael Jackson   )

                                 

                                Generally we see this error, when PATH variable  reaches it’s character limit of 1023.

                                This issue can be resolved by editing PATH variable and removing unwanted characters/paths ( do not remove any system related paths which contain %SYSTEMROOT% etc.. )

                                Navigation: My Computer –> right click –> properties –> Advanced –> Environment Variables –> Select PATH in system Variables. (in Win 7 (64) -> Control Panel >  System > Advanced System Settings > Advanced TAB click Environment Variables > Select PATH in System Variables) . Remove unwanted variables.

                                Having done the above steps, press “Retry” button to continue with the installation.

                                There you go.... as simple as it is..

                                 

                                Regards

                                Mitto M.

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