Re: Linux patching

From: Karl Arao <>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2009 19:29:10 +0800
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On Wed, Aug 12, 2009 at 11:42 PM, Li Li<> wrote:
> Hi, Karl,
> I read your article and that's very helpful! Thank you so much for
> blogging about it. I do have a question:
> before relinking, you did this:
> $ export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}:/lib:/usr/lib:/usr/local/lib
> but I couldn't find anywhere that LD_LIBRARY_PATH was referenced by
> the relink script. As follows:
> [oracle_at_psrac01 bin]$ grep LD_LIBRARY_PATH relink
> [oracle_at_psrac01 bin]$
> Would you please tell me why this is needed?
> Your help is greatly appreciated!
> -Li

Hi Li,

On Metalink Note

How to Relink Oracle Database Software on UNIX

          Doc ID: 131321.1

Go to Step 3... it requires you to set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include $ORACLE_HOME/lib :)

[Step 3] Verify and/or Configure the UNIX Environment for Proper Relinking:

For all Oracle Versions and UNIX Platforms:  The Platform specific environment variables LIBPATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, &  SHLIB_PATH typically are already set to include system library locations like  '/usr/lib'. In most cases, you need only check what they are set to first,  then add the $ORACLE_HOME/lib directory to them where appropriate.  i.e.: % setenv LD_LIBRARY_PATH ${ORACLE_HOME}/lib:${LD_LIBRARY_PATH}  (see Note 131207.1 How to Set UNIX Environment Variables for help with  setting UNIX environment variables)

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If on Digital/Tru64, IBM/Sequent PTX, Linux or any other UNIX Platform not mentioned above with:

    Oracle 7.3.X, 8.0.X, 8.1.X, 9.X.X, 10.X.X or 11.x.x:

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