RE: sqlplus on HP-UX

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Date: Mon, 24 Aug 2009 13:09:05 -0400
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I used to work on both OS's over 5 years ago so forgot to much to respond.

   But I can say that on Solaris 64-bit, for Oracle 9 you set it, but for oracle 10g the Install docs say not to anymore. So perhaps the change has been there all along and is just a difference between your OS's and versions. Eg. HP-UX checks the variable, if not set follows the path. Tru-64 doesn't check at all.

My first inclination is to double check the install docs and see if they say to explicitly set or not for each os. This theory is predicated on wh
at the install docs says.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

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[] On Behalf Of Maureen English Sent: Monday, August 24, 2009 12:55 PM
Subject: sqlplus on HP-UX

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


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