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Oracle 18c Client on Windows : Silent Install fails with java.lang.NullPointerException (Doc ID 2519829.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 18.3.0.0.0 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

18c Client on Windows : Silent Install fails with java.lang.NullPointerException

INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Finishing all forked tasks at state setup
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Waiting for completion all forked tasks at state setup
SEVERE: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] [FATAL] java.lang.NullPointerException.
Refer associated stacktrace #oracle.install.commons.util.exception.AbstractErrorAdvisor:4143
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Advice is ABORT
SEVERE: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Unconditional Exit
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Adding ExitStatus FAILURE to the exit status set
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Finding the most appropriate exit status for the current application
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Finding the most appropriate exit status for the current application
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Exit Status is -1
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Shutdown Oracle Database 18c Installer
INFO: [17-Feb-2019 21:33:32] Unloading Setup Driver

 oraInstall<timestamp>.out shows the following -

---# Begin Stacktrace #---------------------------
ID: oracle.install.commons.util.exception.AbstractErrorAdvisor:4117
java.lang.NullPointerException
at java.util.Hashtable.put(Hashtable.java:460)
at java.util.Properties.setProperty(Properties.java:166)
at java.lang.System.setProperty(System.java:796)
at oracle.install.ivw.db.driver.DBImageSetupDriver.prepareJob(DBImageSetupDriver.java:528)
at oracle.install.ivw.db.driver.DBImageSetupDriver.setup(DBImageSetupDriver.java:339)
at oracle.install.commons.base.interview.common.action.SetupAction$1.call(SetupAction.java:62)
at oracle.install.commons.base.interview.common.action.SetupAction$1.call(SetupAction.java:58)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
at java.util.concurrent.Executors$RunnableAdapter.call(Executors.java:511)
at java.util.concurrent.FutureTask.run(FutureTask.java:266)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor.runWorker(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:1149)
at java.util.concurrent.ThreadPoolExecutor$Worker.run(ThreadPoolExecutor.java:624)
at java.lang.Thread.run(Thread.java:748)

---# End Stacktrace #-----------------------------


This error is noticed on a server that does not have any Oracle entries in the registry,specifically the inventory registry entry and, the installation needs to be silent not GUI-based.

Cause

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