Opmnctl Returns Error 'main: NLS initialization failed!!'

(Doc ID 312142.1)

Last updated on JULY 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10gR2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: to
- Error reported is not limited to Oracle Application Server.
- Similar errors has been reported in RDBMS and Grid Control installations.


Following are possible errors returned from opmnctl commands:

main: NLS initialization failed!!
pingwait exits with 1228584
opmnctl: opmn start failed




Unix/Linux platforms:

Windows Platforms:

For ease of reference, the rest of this note will refer to libociei.so/oraociei*.dll as OCI file.



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