Non-Oracle/Non-Dba Group User Cannot Run Sqlplus From Rdbms Binary on Database (Doc ID 750872.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 11.2.0.1 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.8 to 11.1.0.6


Symptoms

When a non-Oracle/non-dba group user tries to invoke sqlplus they encounter a SP2-0750 error message.

Error 6 initializing SQL*Plus
Message file sp1<lang>.msb not found
SP2-0750: You may need to set ORACLE_HOME to your Oracle software directory


In this particular case, the changePerm.sh script was run to relax the permissions to the users or third party applications with a different group identifier from that of the database but the problem still remains.

Cause

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