Database Installation/Client Fails with :internal error: cf_bof(): couldn't execv("//usr/ccs/lib/cpp",...)' on Solaris Sparc. (Doc ID 291156.1)

Last updated on JUNE 06, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (32-bit)

Symptoms

11.2 Database/Client  Installation on Solaris Sparc 64 bit (version 10), fails with error:

INFO: /usr/ccs/bin/as: internal error: cf_bof(): couldn't execv("//usr/ccs/lib/cpp",...)
INFO: make: Fatal error: Command failed for target `ntcontab.o'
INFO: * Error code 1
INFO: End output from spawned process.
INFO: ----------------------------------
INFO: Exception thrown from action: make
Exception Name: MakefileException
Exception String: Error in invoking target 'mkldflags ntcontab.o nnfgt.o' of makefile '/u01/app/oracle/product/11.2/network/lib/ins_net_client.mk'. See '/u01/app/oracle/product/oraInventory/logs/installActions2013-08-16_03-06-31PM.log' for details.
Exception Severity: 1

Note:   The above example is for 11.2 installation on Solaris 10,but similar issues also faced when installing 9i on Solaris 2.9.
           The same error seen also when executing the relink.

Cause

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