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Error linking 9i database

We have run the installation of Oracle 9.2 with the runinstaller on an AIX 5.2 server. When linking the Oracle9i database 9.2.01.0, we get the following error:
Error invoking target install of makefile /oracle/RD1/920_64/sqlplus/lib/ins_sqplus.mk

Maybe we did not set all variables correctly. We were logged in as an Oracle user (orard1), and we set the following variables:

HOME=/oracle/RD1
USER=orard1
PATH=/oracle/RD1/920_64/bin:/oracle/RD1:/usr/sap/RD1/SYS/exe/run:/usr/bin:/etc:/
usr/sbin:/usr/ucb:/oracle/RD1/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/sbin:.
LOCPATH=/usr/lib/nls/loc
LOGNAME=orard1
LOGIN=orard1
SAPSYSTEMNAME=RD1
DIR_LIBRARY=/usr/sap/RD1/SYS/exe/run
dbms_type=ORA
dbs_ora_tnsname=RD1
dbs_ora_schema=SAPRD1
ORACLE_PSRV=RD1
ORACLE_SID=RD1
DB_SID=RD1
ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/RD1/920_64
ORACLE_BASE=/oracle
ORA_NLS33=/oracle/RD1/920_64/ocommon/nls/admin/data
NLS_LANG=AMERICAN_AMERICA.WE8DEC
SAPDATA_HOME=/oracle/RD1
JAVA_HOME=/usr/java131
DISPLAY=20.45.16.250:0.0
LIBPATH=/oracle/RD1/920_64/lib 
This common mistake is because your environment variables were not set correctly. The most common mistake is to set PATH incorrectly. Refer to the Oracle documentation for your specific platform.

Once you've got all of your pre-installation tasks done properly, the installation should work and you should be able to compile correctly.

This was first published in February 2004

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