October 5, 2011

OBI 11g : UPGAST-00055: error reading the Oracle Universal Installer inventory

Filed under: Inventory, obiee 11g, oui — rmoff @ 10:56

It’s not my fault really.

When running an installation, presented with the option of

  • (a) do a bunch of stuff and wait to continue the install later or
  • (b) tick a box and continue now

it’s a better man that I who would opt for option (a).

When I recently installed OBIEE 11g, I was prompted to get a script run as root to set up the inventory, or tick “Continue Installation with local inventory” to continue with the install.

Not having root privileges on the machine, not really understanding the purpose of OUI inventory on a single installation machine, and mostly just being a bit lazy, I obviously went for the path of least resistance.

Lazy people click here

The installation proceeded with no further issues, and I spent a couple of happy hours tinkering with the freshly installed OBI 11g and EM.

But… you cross the gods of OUI’s inventory at your peril…

When I tried to run the Upgrade Assistant, got an error:

/app/oracle/product/fmw_home/Oracle_BI1/bin $./ua
Oracle Fusion Middleware Upgrade Assistant
Log file is located at: /app/oracle/product/fmw_home/Oracle_BI1/upgrade/logs/ua2011-10-05-08-53-26AM.log
UPGAST-00055: error reading the Oracle Universal Installer inventory
The inventory pointer location /etc/oraInst.loc is either not readable or does not exist

Sure enough, the file doesn’t exist:

$ls -l /etc/oraInst.loc
ls: /etc/oraInst.loc: No such file or directory

Fortunately it appears you can make amends with OUI easily, by running as root the script which you were originally asked to run:

[root@server]/ $/app/oracle/product/oraInventory/createCentralInventory.sh
Setting the inventory to /app/oracle/product/oraInventory
Setting the group name to biadmin
Creating the Oracle inventory pointer file (/etc/oraInst.loc)
Changing permissions of /app/oracle/product/oraInventory to 770.
Changing groupname of /app/oracle/product/oraInventory to biadmin.
The execution of the script is complete

This creates /etc/oraInst.loc, which simply points to the original local inventory which was created:

$cat /etc/oraInst.loc

After this the Upgrade Assistant fired up just fine.

March 27, 2009

ODI Server install – missing odiparams.sh file

Filed under: odi, oui, unix — rmoff @ 14:54

I’m installing ODI agent on our database server using OUI. I selected the “Server” option at install time to get the Agent only, but looking in oracledi/bin odiparams.sh is missing:

$ls -l *.sh
-rwxrwxrwx 1 odiadm dba 685 Nov 21 15:58 agent.sh
-rwxrwxrwx 1 odiadm dba 908 Nov 21 15:58 agentscheduler.sh
-rwxrwxrwx 1 odiadm dba 707 Nov 21 15:58 agentstop.sh
-rwxrwxrwx 1 odiadm dba 941 Nov 21 15:58 agentweb.sh
-rwxrwxrwx 1 odiadm dba 724 Nov 21 15:58 jython.sh

My understanding was that odiparams.sh was necessary, and looking at the code for agent.sh it must be as it includes:

. $ODI_HOME/bin/odiparams.sh

Checking the manual it’s possible to install ODI simply by unzipping the installation folder, so I copied the rest of the bin directoy from the original installation.

I then edited the odiparams.sh as required, and the agent started fine.

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