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18c/19c Installation Fails to Create Symbolic Link For 12c Version of Client Shared Library (libclntsh.so) (Doc ID 2519112.1)

Last updated on MARCH 30, 2020

Applies to:

Precompilers - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 18.1.0.0.0 and later
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.1.0.0.0 to 18.1.0.0.0 [Release 18]
Generic UNIX

Symptoms

In 18c or 19c installation, you will find the symbolic link to 12c version missing.

cd $ORACLE_HOME/lib
ls -lt libclntsh.so*
-rwxr-xr-x   1 oracle oracle 77800560 Feb 28 06:30 libclntsh.so.18.1*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oracle 17 Feb 28 06:30 libclntsh.so -> libclntsh.so.18.1*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oracle 12 Feb 28 06:28 libclntsh.so.11.1 -> libclntsh.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 oracle oracle 12 Feb 28 06:28 libclntsh.so.10.1 -> libclntsh.so*

There is no link for 12c version but available for 11g and 10g release.

Changes

New installation of 18c/19c version. 

Cause

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