"Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus : Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found" when invoking SQL*Plus Instant Client (Doc ID 368277.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 09, 2016

Applies to:

SQL*Plus - Version 10.1.0.4 to 10.1.0.4 [Release Oracle10g]
HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)

Symptoms

While launching "SQL*Plus Instant Client" using the "sqlplus" command, the following error is encountered:

Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus
Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found
SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory.

Cause

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