Oracle® Database Companion CD Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1) for Apple Mac OS X
Part No. B13957-01
Before performing any of the troubleshooting steps in this appendix, ensure that the system meets the requirements and that you have completed all of the pre-installation tasks specified either in Chapter 2, "Pre-installation Tasks for Installations in an Existing Oracle Home" or in Chapter 3, "Pre-installation Tasks for Installations in a New Oracle Home".
If you encounter an error during installation:
Do not exit the Installer.
If you clicked Next after you entered incorrect information on one of the installation screens, click Back to return to the screen and correct the information.
If you encounter an error while the Installer is copying or linking files, see the "Reviewing the Log of an Installation Session" section.
If you encounter an error while a configuration assistant is running, see the "Troubleshooting Configuration Assistants" section.
If you cannot resolve the problem, remove the failed installation by following the steps listed in the "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation" section.
During an installation, the Installer records all of the actions that it performs in a log file. If you encounter problems during the installation, review the log file for information about possible causes of the problem.
To view the log file, follow these steps:
If necessary, enter the following command to determine the location of the
inventory_loc parameter in this file specifies the location of the
Enter the following command to change directory to the Installer log file directory, where
orainventory_location is the location of the
$ cd /orainventory_location/logs
Enter the following command to determine the file name of the log file:
$ ls -ltr
This command lists the files in the order of creation, with the most recent file shown last. Installer log files have names similar to the following, where
date_time indicates the date and time that the installation started:
To view the most recent entries in the log file, where information about a problem is most likely to appear, enter a command similar to the following:
$ tail -50 installActionsdate_time.log | more
This command displays the last 50 lines in the log file.
If the error displayed by the Installer or listed in the log file indicates a relinking problem, see the following file for more information:
Review the installation log files listed in the "Reviewing the Log of an Installation Session" section.
Review the specific configuration assistant log file located in the
$ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs directory. Try to fix the issue that caused the error.
If you see the Fatal Error. Reinstall message, look for the cause of the problem by reviewing the log files. Refer to the "Fatal Errors" section for further instructions.
Oracle configuration assistant failures are noted at the bottom of the installation screen. The configuration assistant interface displays additional information, if available. The configuration assistant execution status is stored in the following file:
The execution status codes are listed in the following table:
|Configuration assistant succeeded||0|
|Configuration assistant failed||1|
|Configuration assistant cancelled||-1|
If you receive a fatal error while a configuration assistant is running, you must remove the current installation and reinstall the Oracle software, as follows:
Remove the failed installation as described in the "Cleaning Up After a Failed Installation" section.
Correct the cause of the fatal error.
Reinstall the Oracle software.
If an installation fails, you must remove files that the Installer created during the attempted installation and remove the Oracle home directory. Perform the following steps to remove the files:
Start the Installer as described in the "Installing Oracle Database 10g Products" section.
Click Deinstall Products on the Welcome screen or click Installed Products on any Installer screen.
The Inventory screen appears, listing installed products.
Select the products that you want to remove, then click Remove.
Manually remove the Oracle home directory created during the failed installation.
Reinstall the Oracle software.
The Oracle HTML DB configuration assistant defines the alias
/i/ for the Oracle HTML DB image directory. If the alias
/i/ is already defined, Oracle HTTP Server uses the first definition of the
/i/ alias. If the Oracle HTML DB images do not look correct, do one of the following:
If possible, rename the first instance of
/i/ to a different alias name.
Alternatively, copy the images from the
$ORACLE_HOME/marvel/images directory to the directory defined by the first