Unanswered: Oracle 8i installation error on Solaris 8 x86
I have been trying to install Oracle 8i (8.1.7 - 8i for Solaris 8x86) on a Solaris 8 x86 (P3-1GHz, with 512 MB RAM). I do have all the necessary patches installed including the development pakcage. During the installation I get the following erro:
Exception String: Error in invoking target relink of makefile
Anyone came across the same problem? If you have the fix, please E-mail me.
"Error in invoking target relink of makefile /u01/app/oracle/product/8.1.7/precomp/lib/ins_precomp.mk"
The is because Oracle 8.1.7, actually all 8x versions of Oracle, were compiled against glibc version 2.1.
Most modern Linux distributions are now based on glibc 2.2 (this includes all 7.x RedHats and all 8.x Mandrakes).