Re: Oracle 11 install wants to use Oracle 10 oraInventory

Or, you can just start the installer using the special -invPtrLoc flag (it's
documented<http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11882_01/em.112/e12255/oui2_manage_oracle_homes.htm#sthref101>in
the OUI docs):

runInstaller -invPtrLoc /path/to/alternate/oraInst.loc

Also opatch has a similar feature (also
documented<http://download.oracle.com/docs/cd/E11882_01/em.112/e12255/oui7_opatch.htm#sthref642>
):

opatch apply -invPtrLoc /path/to/alternate/oraInst.loc

This way, you can control what inventory pointer location you want the
installer/opatch to read/update and not have to modify (especially if you
forget) the default oraInst.loc file.

This argument can be specified along with all the other args you might
commonly use. If it is incorporated into your procedures, it's probably
safer than trying to remember to modify the default /etc/oraInst.loc
before/after installs.

Dan

On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 3:17 AM, Marcin Przepiorowski <pioro1@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> On Mon, May 24, 2010 at 8:56 AM, John Dunn <JDunn@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> > I am installing Oracle 11 database release 2 on a server where 10G is
> > already installed.
> >
> > I am specifying different paths for the Oracle 11 install...but when the
> > install starts it tries to write to the Oracle 10 oraInventory directory.
> >
> > How can I get it to create the oraInventory under the path I have
> > specified for the Oracle 11 install?
>
>
> Hi,
>
> On Linux OUI is looking for inventory in /etc/oraInst.ora (in other
> systems it can be /var/oracle)
>
> [oracle@piorovm ~]$ cat /etc/oraInst.loc
> inventory_loc=/u01/app/oraInventory
> inst_group=oinstall
>
>
> You can edit that file and change inventory_loc to other location.
>
> --
> Marcin Przepiorowski
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>
>
>

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