Get error "test: argument expected" when running rootpre.sh (Doc ID 880533.1)

Last updated on APRIL 23, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
IBM AIX Based Systems (64-bit)

Symptoms

On an Oracle 11.1.0.6.0 Database software installation on AIX 5.3,
when attempting to run rootpre.sh, the following error occurs:

Here is the output from rootpre.sh:

./rootpre.sh output will be logged in /tmp/rootpre.out_09-08-27.15:17:12
Saving the original files in /etc/ora_save_09-08-27.15:17:12....
Copying new kernel extension to /etc....
./rootpre.sh[304]: test: argument expected
Loading the kernel extension from /etc

Oracle Kernel Extension Loader for AIX
Copyright (c) 1998,1999 Oracle Corporation


Kernel Extension /etc/pw-syscall.64bit_kernel already loaded, unloading it
Unconfigured the kernel extension successfully
Unloaded the kernel extension successfully
Successfully loaded /etc/pw-syscall.64bit_kernel with kmid: 0x44e4e00
Successfully configured /etc/pw-syscall.64bit_kernel with kmid: 0x44e4e00
The kernel extension was successfully loaded.
./rootpre.sh[369]: test: argument expected

Checking if group services should be configured....
Nothing to configure.

Cause

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