The deinstall tool cannot determine the home type needed to deconfigure the selected home (Doc ID 1519494.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 22, 2013

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

An attempt to silently deinstall an ORACLE_HOME prompts with the following message and waits for user input

$ ./deinstall -home /u01/app/oracle/product/11.2.0/client_1 -silent -paramfile /u01/app/11203/deinstall/response/deinstall_OraClient11g_home1.rsp

Using properties file /u01/app/11203/deinstall/response/deinstall_OraClient11g_home1.rsp
Location of logs /u01/app/11203/deinstall/./logs/

############ ORACLE DEINSTALL & DECONFIG TOOL START ############


######################### CHECK OPERATION START #########################
## [START] Install check configuration ##

The deinstall tool cannot determine the home type needed to deconfigure the selected home. Please select the type of Oracle home you are trying to deinstall.
Single Instance database - Enter 1
Real Application Cluster database - Enter 2
Grid Infrastructure for a cluster - Enter 3
Grid Infrastructure for a stand-alone server - Enter 4
Client Oracle Home - Enter 5
Transparent Gateways Oracle Home - Enter 6

Cause

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