Error in invoking 'ntcontab.o' of makefile while installing 11gr2 client on Linux x86-64 bit server (Doc ID 1313504.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 01, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
Generic UNIX
***Checked for relevance on 16-Dec-2013***

Symptoms

While installing 11gr2 (11.2.0.x) 64 bit client on a Linux x86-64 bit server the following errors occur during the relink phase of installation:

Errors similar to the following will be displayed:

INFO: Start output from spawned process:
INFO: ----------------------------------
INFO:

INFO: rm -f ntcontab.*

INFO: (if [ "compile" = "compile" ] ; then \
/u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/bin/gennttab > ntcontab.c ;\
gcc -m64 -c ntcontab.c ;\
rm -f /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/lib/ntcontab.o ;\
mv ntcontab.o /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/lib/ ;\
/usr/bin/ar rv /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/lib/libn11.a /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/lib/ntcontab.o ; fi)

INFO: gcc: error trying to exec 'cc1': execvp:
INFO: No such file or directory

INFO: mv:
INFO: cannot stat `ntcontab.o': No such file or directory

INFO: /usr/bin/ar: /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/lib/ntcontab.o: No such file or directory

INFO: make: *** [ntcontab.o] Error 1

INFO: End output from spawned process.

NFO: ----------------------------------
INFO: Exception thrown from action: make
Exception Name: MakefileException
Exception String: Error in invoking target 'mkldflags ntcontab.o nnfgt.o' of makefile

'/u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/network/lib/ins_net_client.mk'. See '/u03/oraInventory/logs/installActions2011-04-12_02-27-25AM.log'

for details.
Exception Severity: 1
INFO: Calling Action unixActions10.2.0.3.0 make
registerOnly = false
installMakePath = /usr/bin/make
installMakeFileName = /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/rdbms/lib/ins_rdbms.mk
installTarget = client_sharedlib
undoMakeFileName =
installArguments = ORACLE_HOME=/u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0
logFile = /u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/install/make.log
undoTarget =
progMsg = Building Client Shared Libraries

INFO: Building Client Shared Libraries
INFO: Building Client Shared Libraries
INFO: The output of this make operation is also available at: '/u03/oracle/ovop02db/11.2.0/install/make.log'
INFO:

All the required RPM's are installed as per:

Requirements for Installing Oracle 11gR2 RDBMS on RHEL (and OEL) 5 on AMD64/EM64T (Doc ID 880989.1)

Cause

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