Shareplex for Oracle all versions: During the installation of Shareplex it is necessary to run ora_setup to install the shareplex internal tables. When running ora_setup, it just hangs
The ora_setup program tries to log on to the oracle database as system/manager so it can create a "splex" user and install the internal shareplex tables. If the ora_setup program hangs check the following
1) Is the oracle sid in the oratab file?, spelled correctly? dont forget it is case sensitive. 2) Is there only one oratab file? (by default the oratab on HP-AIX-and DEC_Alpha is in the /etc directory. On SunOS it is in the /var/opt/oracle directory). The ora_setup program will look first at /etc/oratab, then /var/opt/oracle/oratab. 3) Is there a sticky bit set on the oracle program? When oracle is installed, the root.post program sets the suid bit on the oracle program. If the database was ftpd from another system it may lose the sticky bit. 4) Is there an entry in the /etc/mnttab file that allows suid on the mount point that houses the oracle program? This entry controls whether or not a sticky bit can be set on the oracle program.