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Known issues with W2K sp2 and sp3 with Oracle 8.1.7

Are there known issues concerning the installation of sp2 or sp3 on Win2000 Advanced Server running Oracle 8.1.7

Enterprise Edition?

There is a known problem/bug with trying to install 8.1.7 on W2K sp 3 on a Pentium 4 where the installer just doesn't want to start up due to some problem with an incompatible JIT compiler (symcjit.dll). This can be gotten around as follows:

  • Copy your CD
    Oracle8i Client Release 3 (8.1.7)
    for Microsoft Windows
    95/98/2000/NT
    Part #: A87675-01
    
    to your hard disk (e.g. to C:\oracle\Oraclient8.1.7)
  • Rename the file
      C:\oracle\Oraclient8.1.7\stage\Components\oracle.swd.jre\
         1.1.7.30\1\DataFiles\Expanded\jre\win32\bin\symcjit.dll
    
    to (e.g.) symcjit.dll.ori
  • Disable "Read Only" for C:\oracle\Oraclient8.1.7\install\oraparam.ini and edit the file like this:
    [Oracle]
    ...
    
    this original line:
    JRE_MEMORY_OPTIONS=-mx96m
    
    replace with:
    JRE_MEMORY_OPTIONS=-nojit -ms16m -mx32m
    
    Save the file a set "Read Only".
  • Run Oracle Universal Installer
      C:\oracle\Oraclient8.1.7\install\win32\setup.exe
    
This is documented on Metalink under note 1312999.1 and also at this link.

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This was first published in February 2003

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