Re: So.....

From: Charles Hooper <>
Date: Tue, 17 Jan 2012 06:08:16 -0800 (PST)
Message-ID: <>

On Jan 16, 11:30 pm, Noons <> wrote:
> I start to prepare for the install in our sandpit Aix
> system...
> (snip)
> Ran all the pre-requisite tools/scripts/checks/whatever.
> Checked all the software levels according to the installation guides,
> release notes, etcetc.
> All match:
> running Aix 5.3 TL9, which is much more than the official pre-
> prequisite.
> and all listed patches/packages are installed or above level.
> Good, me theenks.  This might actually work flawlessly, for once...
> .
> .
> .
> (FOOL!)
> .
> .
> .
> Then I crank up the installer.
> Which promptly asks me to trust my life to Configuration Manger.
> Yeah, right: in a pig's arse!   So, it proceeds and trods along for a
> while.
> Only to "clunk" with two missing packages:
> rsct.basic.rte
> and
> rsct.compat.clients.rte.
> (snip)
> And has been for YONKS!  About time this sort of nonsense stopped
> happening, mr Oracle!
> What a sad, sad joke!

This might not be helpful, but Metalink (MOS) shows that similar package dependency errors sometimes appeared when was installed on AIX 5.3. Some of the article show how to bypass the error if Oracle will not be configured in a RAC environment. You might start with the following:

I believe that one of the above article also stated that the check for rsct.basic.rte incorrectly failed with a more recent release of AIX, so that might explain why that check was removed.

Good luck.

Charles Hooper
IT Manager/Oracle DBA
K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc. Received on Tue Jan 17 2012 - 08:08:16 CST

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