DBSTART script reports Warning: Version 10 listener is required for Oracle Database 10g

(Doc ID 549172.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 27, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Net Services - Version to [Release 10.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur on any platform.


DBSTART script provided for Oracle Versions onwards for UNIX systems is incorrect.It falsely reports that the listener version is not valid: Following messages are sent to user 'root':

"Warning: Version 10 listener is required for Oracle Database 10g" 
"Version $VER10LIST for Listener is NOT supported with Database version $VER10INST" 
"Restart Oracle Net Listener using an alternate ORACLE_HOME_LISTNER: lsnrctl start" 

Listener control command, lsnrctl version shows the correct version for the listener control.


In Oracle, the dbstart script reports:

  However this warning does not stop the dbstart script from starting up the database successfully.


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