Re: Problem installing Oracle client

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Date: Tue, 29 Jan 2008 08:43:28 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 29, 10:00 am, Faraz <> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I am trying to install oracle client on Solaris 9.
> Installation completes with success

So your attempts succeeded.

> but i have porblems with
> privileges for all the directories under Oracle Home.  

This is standard for Oracle 10.2 and later releases; the security for these products has been tightened considerably compared to earlier releases.

> instead of
> having 755 or drwxr-xr--x for all the directories and sub directories
> under Oracle Home most of them have drwxr-x---. which essentially
> means no one other than oracle can do much.

As intended.

> any ideas what I have missed to end up with this problem?  

Nothing. This is the way Oracle 10.2.0.x installs.

> has any one
> else encounter it?

Everyone who installs 10.2.0.x or later releases of Oracle.

> I can change the permission manually but i want to
> find out what  may have caused it.

Design 'caused' it. Addtionally you are provided a script in $ORACLE_HOME/install called which will 'fix' this 'problem'. It's used when an O/S user other than 'oracle' needs to access sqlplus or other Oracle utilities. I suggest that you execute that script if you want to 'relax' the permissions.

> thanks for all the help in advance.
> Faraz

David Fitzjarrell Received on Tue Jan 29 2008 - 10:43:28 CST

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