orabase giving junk characters resulting GI install failure

(Doc ID 2369136.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


While installing GI on 12.2 ,it was failing .

It was failing as orabase was giving junk characters .

$ $ORACLE_HOME/bin/orabase
▒☾;

 orabase is configured properly

$ strings orabase|grep orabasetab
/install/orabasetab
/etc/orabasetab
orabasetab

as per configure file ,it was suppose to look for /install/orabasetab .

But ,it was only checking on /etc directory only.

socket(PF_LOCAL, SOCK_DGRAM|SOCK_CLOEXEC, 0) = 3
connect(3, {sa_family=AF_LOCAL, sun_path="/dev/log"}, 110) = 0
close(3) = 0
open("/etc/orabasetab", O_RDONLY) = -1 ENOENT (No such file or directory)
fstat(1, {st_mode=S_IFREG|0644, st_size=14947, ...}) = 0
mmap(NULL, 4096, PROT_READ|PROT_WRITE, MAP_PRIVATE|MAP_ANONYMOUS, -1, 0) = 0x7f877abc9000
write(1, "\210\342\230\276;\n", 6ˆâ˜¾; <) = 6
exit_group(0)

File_name :: grid122_strace.out

 

Cause

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