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Re: symlinks/OUI

From: Ray Stell <>
Date: Thu, 16 Mar 2006 09:04:37 -0500
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On Thu, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:12:31AM +0800, Hemant K Chitale wrote:
> Which part of "/opt/app/oracle/product/9.2.0/lib/stubs" is a symlink ?

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 9 Dec 1 2004 app -> /db03/app

> In my opinion, Oracle not working with symlinks is an urban legend,

Hope you are correct.

I'm not saying the use of symlinks corrupted the inventory. I'm saying my inventory was corrupted and the only thing left behind as were these msgs and the support analysts words "symlinks bad for OUI."

BTW, support said that they had been asking for a tool to repair the inventory for a long time, but devel has refused. That says to me a couple of things to me. 1) OUI support sees alot of inventory corruption and 2) OUI devel may be weak.

I have a new idea to explore, but little evidence or modivation to test. I'm thinking that the inventory restructure between v2 and v10 may have had some issues that may have come into play. Perhaps something I did wrt crossing that line blew my foot off. The sad part is that there was no indication that the trigger had been pulled.

Perhaps I need to find new modivation. If I loose a disk, I may have to cross that line again. The base install for linux 92x is 9204 and it uses OUI Some patchset beyond that takes you to v10.  

> grep -i installer * | grep -i version

installActions2004-12-01_09-46-30AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-03-29_06-27-15AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-03-29_06-28-05-AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-03-29_06-28-23AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-11-01_03-55-24PM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-11-01_09-26-41AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-11-01_09-31-58AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-11-14_01-26-55PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2005-11-14_04-01-36PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2005-11-14_09-54-53AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2005-11-14_10-01-38AM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2005-11-17_04-02-50PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-02-20_11-07-01AM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-02-20_11-09-27AM.log:The installer version is
installActions2006-03-01_03-17-07PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-03-01_03-21-05PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-03-01_03-53-48PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-03-01_04-46-38PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is
installActions2006-03-01_05-13-31PM.log:Oracle Universal Installer version is

I'm posting here to see if anything bubbles up. Not looking to answers to this event, just others obervations.

Received on Thu Mar 16 2006 - 08:04:37 CST

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