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RE: Can only run sqlplus as oracle user

From: John Dunn <>
Date: Wed, 1 Nov 2006 15:43:53 -0000
Message-ID: <003501c6fdcc$892de580$3e04050a@johnman>

RE: Can only run sqlplus as oracle userI have applied the patch and run the changeperm script

The error I get now is

ORA-01034: ORACLE not available

ORA-27123: unable to attach to shared memory segment

SVR4 Error: 13: Permission denied

I do not get this error when logged into Solaris as the oracle user, only when logged is as another user.

Any ideas?

  -----Original Message-----
  From: Kurth, Michael J. []   Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 1:06 PM   To:
  Subject: RE: Can only run sqlplus as oracle user

  This may be due to bug 4516865.

  You can try:
. cd $ORACLE_HOME/install
. sh

  This fixed my problem with not being able to run sqlplus from other user accounts.

  Mike Kurth
  Senior Oracle DBA
  Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare
  414/465-4046 Phone
  414/465-4080 Fax

    From: [] On Behalf Of John Dunn

    Sent: Wednesday, November 01, 2006 5:59 AM

    Subject:        Can only run sqlplus as oracle user

    Platform is Solaris 10, Oracle 10

    I can run sqlplus OK when logged on to Solaris as the oracle user, but if I run sqlplus when logged in as another user I get the error

    ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file

    Oracle environment variables are the same for both users.

    Why should it matter what unix user I am logged on as?

    $ sqlplus /NOLOG

    SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Wed Nov 1 13:13:06 2006

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    SQL> connect sys as sysdba
    Enter password:
    ORA-09925: Unable to create audit trail file

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