UNIX: LSNRCTL Start Fails and Yields : TNS-01197 and TNS-12532

(Doc ID 1921961.1)

Last updated on MAY 16, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 11.2]
Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem may be limited to the AIX platform. At the time of this writing, this issue has arisen only on AIX.


The LSNRCTL start command fails with the following error stack:

TNSLSNR for IBM/AIX RISC System/6000: Version - Production
System parameter file is /u05/app/product/11204/network/admin/listener.ora
Log messages written to /u05/app/product/11204/network/admin/oradiag/diag/clients/host_2640588079_80/alert/log.xml
No longer listening on: (DESCRIPTION=(ADDRESS=(PROTOCOL=tcp)(HOST=myhost)(PORT=1521)))
TNS-01197: Listener failed to create the end point
TNS-12532: TNS:invalid argument

Capture a truss of the failure to start using:

truss -o listener.trc -faed lsnrctl start <listener_name>


Check for LD_LIBRARY_PATH and LIBPATH settings in truss like:




 LIBPATH and/or LD_LIBRARY_PATH must have changed in user profile since the last restart of the listener.


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