AIX: 11gR2/12c Grid Infrastructure Installation, root.sh Error: Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256 (Doc ID 1382505.1)

Last updated on JUNE 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

Trying to install Grid Infrastructure 11.2.0.3, root.sh fails with:

# root.sh
..
User ignored Prerequisites during installation
Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256
Undefined subroutine &crsconfig_lib::dieformat called at /oracle/app/11.2.0.3/grid/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 6135.


rootcrs_<node1>.log shows:

2011-11-23 03:43:20: User ignored Prerequisites during installation
2011-11-23 03:43:24: ###### Begin DIE Stack Trace ######
2011-11-23 03:43:24: Package File Line Calling
2011-11-23 03:43:24: --------------- -------------------- ---- ----------
2011-11-23 03:43:24: 1: main rootcrs.pl 375 crsconfig_lib::dietrap
2011-11-23 03:43:24: 2: crsconfig_lib crsconfig_lib.pm 6135 main::__ANON__
2011-11-23 03:43:24: 3: crsconfig_lib crsconfig_lib.pm 6640 crsconfig_lib::set_file_perms
2011-11-23 03:43:24: 4: main rootcrs.pl 457 crsconfig_lib::run_env_setup_modules
2011-11-23 03:43:24: ####### End DIE Stack Trace #######
..
2011-11-23 03:43:24: Failed to write the checkpoint:'' with status:FAIL.Error code is 256


Note, this problem could happen to 12c GI installation too.

Cause

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