ERROR: The deconfiguration and deinstallation tool has detected runtime errors (Doc ID 1365065.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.2.0.2 and later   [Release: 11.2 and later ]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

The 11.2 deinstallation tool fails with runtime errors when attempting to deinstall a gi_home (Standalone):

The /u01/app/oraInventory/logs/deinstall_deconfig2011-10-06_07-25-46-AM.out, shows:


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Traces log file: /u01/app/oraInventory/logs//crsdc.log
ERROR: Can't deconfigure Oracle Restart before removing or downgrading managed Oracle databases.
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####################### CHECK OPERATION SUMMARY #######################
Oracle Grid Infrastructure Home is: /u01/app/grid/product/11.2.0/grid
The cluster node(s) on which the Oracle home de-installation will be performed are:null
Oracle Home selected for de-install is: /u01/app/grid/product/11.2.0/grid
Inventory Location where the Oracle home registered is: /u01/app/oraInventory
Skipping Windows and .NET products configuration check
Following Oracle Restart enabled listener(s) will be de-configured: LISTENER
ASM instance will be de-configured from this Oracle home
A log of this session will be written to: '/u01/app/oraInventory/logs/deinstall_deconfig2011-10-06_07-25-46-AM.out'
Any error messages from this session will be written to: '/u01/app/oraInventory/logs/deinstall_deconfig2011-10-06_07-25-46-AM.err'
ERROR: The deconfiguration and deinstallation tool has detected runtime errors when checking the existing configuration due to which the tool cannot continue with clean up operation. Please check the log files for more information. Rerun the tool after fixing the errors to proceed with the ORACLE_HOME clean up.
############# ORACLE DEINSTALL & DECONFIG TOOL END #############


Note: Check the file /etc/oraInst.loc or /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc to determine the location of the OraInventory/logs directory

Although there is a err file created by the deinstall tool, it is 0 bytes:

$ ls -ltra /u01/app/oraInventory/logs/deinstall_deconfig2011-10-06_07-25-46-AM.err
-rw-r--r-- 1 grid oinstall 0 Oct 6 07:25 /u01/app/oraInventory/logs/deinstall_deconfig2011-10-06_07-25-46-AM.err

Cause

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