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June 19, 2012

Oracle Agent Installation failed – Completed with Status=255

Filed under: Oracle — mani @ 9:16 pm

I was trying to install Oracle Agent  on DB server ( It is re-install, I had to remove and install again ).   It failed with “Completed with Status=255”

I spend good amount of time,  Oracle Inventory has some sticky info about the previous installation.   So new inventory location fixed the issue.

Starting Oracle Universal Installer…

Checking installer requirements…

Checking operating system version: must be enterprise-4, enterprise-5, redhat-3, redhat-4, redhat-5, redhat-5.1, SuSE-9, SuSE-10, UnitedLinux-1.0, asianux-1 or asianux-2

All installer requirements met.

Preparing to launch Oracle Universal Installer from /tmp/OraInstall2012-06-19_06-41-43PM. Please wait …Completed with Status=255
Please specify a Unique Oracle Base directory, or remove previously installed products and their directories. Directory name should contain only valid alphanumeric characters, including ‘_’, or ‘.’ characters.
Removing the copied stuff…..
Removed: /local/home/oracle/agentDownload10.
Removed: /local/home/oracle/agentDownload10.

Solution:  Change the Inventory location under /etc/oraInst.loc  and now install the agent.  The issue is fixed.


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