OPMN Fails to Start with Error "NLS boot file not found or invalid"

(Doc ID 562963.1)

Last updated on MARCH 15, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10gR2 to Oracle11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.



When attempting to start OPMN in 10g, the following error occurs:

$ opmnctl start
globalInitNLS: NLS boot file not found or invalid
-- default linked-in boot block used
main: NLS initialization failed!!

No other errors observed from OPMN 10g log files such as ipm.log.


When attempting to start a Fusion Middleware 11g product with "opmnctl startall", the following message is shown:


 The issue can be easily reproduced by removing or renaming the "nls" folder as specified above and then executing in the shell any of the following commands:

$ opmnctl start
$ opmnctl startall
$ opmnctl status
$ opmnctl validate



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