oraenv error: osh should be 4711 and owned by root (Doc ID 1301670.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 20, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 - Release: 11.2 to 11.2
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

Run/source oraenv from an OS user other than 'oracle' and receive the following errors:

/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/bin/osh: Can't raise ulimit.
The mode of /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/db_1/bin/osh should be 4711 and owned by root.

Cause

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