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Error Message When Calling Oraenv Script From User Not In Dba Group in 11gR2 (Doc ID 1387463.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Gen 1 Exadata Cloud at Customer (Oracle Exadata Database Cloud Machine) - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Generic UNIX


The 'oraenv' script is used to allow the DBA to set a common environment for all users and make it easier for users to move between databases.

When calling the oraenv script  from a Unix user id which is not in the 'dba' group, the following messages appear:

This is because "$ORACLE_HOME/inventory/ContentsXML/oraclehomeproperties.xml " is not accessible by non-dba users

The permissions of this file and its parent directories do not allow non-dba group users to access it.


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