oraInst.loc file does
not exist, then create the Oracle Inventory group.
Members of the OINSTALL group
are granted privileges to write to the Oracle central inventory (
oraInventory), and other system privileges for Oracle installation
An Oracle installation owner should
always have the group you want to have designated as the OINSTALL
oinstall) as its primary group. Ensure that
this group is available as the primary group for all planned Oracle
software installation owners. By default, if an
oraInst.loc file does not exist and an Oracle central inventory (
oraInventory) is not identified, then the installer designates the primary group
of the installation owner running the installation as the OINSTALL
The following example creates the oraInventory group
oinstall, with the group ID number 54321.
# /usr/sbin/groupadd -g 54321 oinstall
For installations on Oracle Clusterware, group and user IDs must be identical on all nodes in the cluster. Ensure that the group and user IDs you want to use are available on each cluster member node, and confirm that the primary group for each Oracle Grid Infrastructure for a cluster installation owner has the same name and group ID.