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OUI-10058 error during oracle 10g installation

Posted by Pavan DBA on February 18, 2011

Hi Friends, today one of my collegue faced a peculiar problem during Oracle 10gR2 installation on RHEL 5.

He did everything right and asked Unix team to run and scripts as he don’t have permission. Unix team ran them and said done. When he clicked “OK” on that window, it throwed below error

We both struggled alot and atlast found the solution as “Problem with permissions for oraInst.loc file in /etc directory”

We should have 644 permissions i.e read permission for that file to oracle user and root should be the owner of the file. In our case, we don’t have read permission for oracle user, so it was unable to identify the location of oraInventory.


1. check the umask setting, umask normally set to 0022
umask 0022 ->
– 755 for directories
– 644 for files
2. check the permission of /etc/oraInst.loc 

$  ls -l /etc/oraInst.loc
-rw-r–r– 1 root root 61 Nov 28 04:00 /etc/oraInst.loc

Note: The problem & solution could not be same, so try in test env before implementing the same in your prod environments

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