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RHEL5 install hangs [message #437721] Tue, 05 January 2010 14:49 Go to next message
jboorn
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I found quite a few posts relating to a hung installation although none solved my problem, so I'm posting.

RHEL5 x86_64 Oracle 10.2
Performing silent install with response file for enterprise version.

The software installation proceeds without error:

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Installation in progress (Tue Jan 05 14:27:42 EST 2010)
............................................................... 10% Done.
............................................................... 20% Done.
............................................................... 30% Done.
............................................................... 40% Done.
............................................................... 50% Done.
................................................ 57% Done.
Install successful

Linking in progress (Tue Jan 05 14:29:09 EST 2010)
. 57% Done.
Link successful

Setup in progress (Tue Jan 05 14:32:42 EST 2010)
......................... 100% Done.
Setup successful

End of install phases.(Tue Jan 05 14:32:45 EST 2010)
Starting to execute configuration assistants
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. . . and it hangs there, using 100% cpu. I've stopped it after an couple hours or so.

I've done this installation on a different machine with similar OS and all went fine (configuration included).

I've read a number of posts on the issue, so here's what I can say I've checked:

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Prerequisites:
I have triple checked all my prerequisites (these are identical to the other installation which went fine)
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Make.log:
No errors in install/make.log file. I can also relink fine. There are libnjni10.so files in my libs and libs32 directories and I have set LD_LIBRARY_PATH as well as LD_LIBRARY_PATH32

The only suspect lines are these (only warnings):
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file /opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/snmccolm.o' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmccol.a(nmccole.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmcbuf.a(nmcbuft.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmcbuf.a(nmcbufw.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmcbuf.a(nmcbufu.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmcbuf.a(snmcbufm.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib/libnmcbuf.a(nmcbuff.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib//libnmadbg.a(nmadbg.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
/usr/bin/ld: warning: i386 architecture of input file `/opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/sysman/lib//libnmadbg.a(snmadbg.o)' is incompatible with i386:x86-64 output
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Other logs:
cat $ORACLE_BASE/oraInventory/oraInstall2010-01-05_02-27-28PM.err returns nothing

$ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs/netca/trace.log:
[main] [14:32:46:37] [NativeSystem.<init>:257] NullSecurityManager is set for Native System calls
[main] [14:32:46:39] [Library.getInstance:95] Created instance of Library.
[main] [14:32:46:40] [Version.isPre10i:189] isPre10i.java: Returning FALSE
[main] [14:32:46:40] [UnixSystem.getCSSConfigType:1992] configFile=/etc/oracle/ocr.loc
[main] [14:32:46:40] [UnixSystem.getCSSConfigType:2036] configType=null
[main] [14:32:46:40] [ca.InitialSetup.configureOPS:-1] Cluster mode is OFF
[main] [14:32:46:40] [ca.InitialSetup.<init>:-1] TNS_ADMIN is: null
[main] [14:32:46:40] [ca.InitialSetup.<init>:-1] Admin location is: /opt/oracle/app/oracle/10.2/network/admin

I have tried stopping the install, running the configToolsFailedComands script. Ive tried running running the netca by itself, running the dbca by itself. I've tried using the line from the configToolsFailedCommands script, and also a response file. The dbca command will run if I try:
dbca -help
but just about anything else and it simply hangs.

I have no idea what's going on anymore, and will have to abandon this install if I can't figure this out. Any other ideas?

Thanks
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437726 is a reply to message #437721] Tue, 05 January 2010 17:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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Is there any Operating System Virtualization installed on this system?
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437733 is a reply to message #437721] Tue, 05 January 2010 21:45 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jboorn
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No. I'm installing from a remote terminal but the box is pretty much standard.

There is a previous oracle client (thick) installed elsewhere on the machine - I have been careful to make sure that the ORACLE_HOME used in installation is not associated with that one.

It is also behind a fairly unforgiving firewall - is it possible that the netca and dbca scripts are having network connection issues? I have seen posts regarding unplugging the network when these scripts hang. This isn't an option for me as I'm remote.
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437753 is a reply to message #437733] Tue, 05 January 2010 23:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
BlackSwan
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> I'm installing from a remote terminal but the box is pretty much standard.
Good to hear.

>It is also behind a fairly unforgiving firewall -
I have installed when DB server was behind TWO firewalls.
Just use ssh with X11 forwarding to get to DB server.

>is it possible that the netca and dbca scripts are having network connection issues?
Both require functioning networking, but it is local to the DB server.
DB server needs to be able do standard networking based upon DB server hostname.
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437757 is a reply to message #437753] Tue, 05 January 2010 23:10 Go to previous messageGo to next message
ThomasG
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So basically

-If you can start xclock, the graphical Oracle programs should also work.

-If you can't start xclock, set up working X11 forwarding first. (Or edit the configuration files by hand with out the graphical assistants)
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437911 is a reply to message #437721] Wed, 06 January 2010 09:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jboorn
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I could do X11 forwarding, but what does that get me?

I've done the install on a different machine with a terminal using the configuration files and everything proceeds smoothly.

I checked the hostname/network prerequisites listed in the oracle install manual again and all seems fine.
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437926 is a reply to message #437721] Wed, 06 January 2010 09:32 Go to previous messageGo to next message
jboorn
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I think I found the problem - memory on the system was almost full. Lord knows why.

Sometimes reboot is the answer even in Linux Smile The dbca script is running now. Thanks for the responses.
Re: RHEL5 install hangs [message #437929 is a reply to message #437911] Wed, 06 January 2010 09:35 Go to previous message
BlackSwan
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You may be able to obtain additional clues by doing the following:

strace netca | tee /tmp/capture.log

I suspect an error of omission, but exactly what is still TBD.
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