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Oracle HTTP Server Fails to Start with " open failed: No such file or directory" After a Fresh Install on Solaris 11 (Doc ID 2404004.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 25, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle HTTP Server - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


After a fresh installation of OHS 12C standalone and trying to start OHS, it fails with the below error.

<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-0> <Domain initialized for <PATH>/domains/OHS_Domain>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-4018> <Starting server ohs1>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-0> <Running <ORACLE_HOME>/wlserver/../ohs/bin/launch httpd -DOHS_MPM_WORKER -d <DOMAIN_HOME>/config/fmwconfig/components/OHS/instances/ohs1 -k start -f <DOMAIN_HOME>/config/fmwconfig/components/OHS/instances/ohs1/httpd.conf>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-0> < httpd: fatal: version 'SUNWpublic' not found (required by file <ORACLE_HOME>/wlserver/../lib/>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-0> < httpd: fatal: open failed: No such file or directory>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <SEVERE> <OHS-0> <exit status = 9>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <INFO> <OHS-4005> <Check the instance log file for more information: <DOMAIN_HOME>/servers/ohs1/logs/ohs1.log>
<2018-05-24 11:28:57> <SEVERE> <OHS-0> <Failed to start the server ohs1>




During the installation of the OHS, the installer had complained about not able to find the make utility.

"Unable to find make utility in location: /usr/ccs/bin/make"

But the error was ignored and proceeded ahead


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