sqlplus on HP-UX

From: Maureen English <sxmte_at_email.alaska.edu>
Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 08:55:21 -0800
Message-ID: <4A92C5F9.2080305_at_email.alaska.edu>

We have Oracle release and on our HP-UX and HP Tru64 machines. I found something very strange, though, on the HP-UX machines.

On the HP-UX machines, if our LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set to the, when we start sqlplus, even though ORACLE_HOME and PATH variables are correctly pointing to, the version of sqlplus that is started is the version. If LD_LIBRARY_PATH is not set at all, or is set to, then the correct version of sqlplus is started.

On the HP Tru64 machines, the correct version of sqlplus is started no matter what we set LD_LIBRARY_PATH to.

I do know that we really should set LD_LIBRARY_PATH in all cases, but due to an oversight, it wasn't being set in our database startup scripts. So, now I'm just curious as to why we are now seeing a different behavior.

Any comments?

  • Maureen
Received on Mon Aug 24 2009 - 11:55:21 CDT

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