Permission denied & cannot determine current directory errors (Doc ID 414524.1)

Last updated on MAY 06, 2014

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 8.1.7.0 to 11.1.0.6 - Release: 8.1.7 to 11.1
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This situation can occur in any UNIX or Linux environment, at any time. It is most often noticed by Oracle DBAs while using the "opatch" utility.

Symptoms

You are encountering “permission denied” errors or "cannot determine current directory" errors when your Oracle RDBMS partition is involved. Every test to create, edit, touch, remove, and access the same partition manually seems fine.

Cause

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