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Prerequisite Checks Fail When Installing 10.2 On Red Hat 5 (RHEL5) (Doc ID 456634.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 17, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Linux x86



When trying to install the Oracle10gR2 (10.2) software on a Red Hat Enterprise Linux release 5 (RHEL5) server, the prerequisite checks fail.

Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) initially fails with the following error:

Checking installer requirements...
Checking operating system version: must be redhat-3, SuSE-9, redhat-4, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2 Failed <<<<

After adding redhat-5 to the <path>/database/oraparam.ini, OUI fails with the following errors (during the product specific prerequisite checks):

*** Product-Specific Prerequisite Checks Page***
INFO: Entry point:oracle.server_Custom
INFO: Starting Prerequisite checks : Wed Aug 29 17:52:40 CEST 2007
INFO: Checking CertifiedVersions
This is a prerequisite condition to test whether the Oracle software is certified on the current O/S.
INFO: Expected result: One of redhat-3,redhat-4,SuSE-9,asianux-1,asianux-2
Actual Result: redhat-Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 5 (Tikanga)
Check complete. The overall result of this check is: Failed <<<<


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