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VM initialization error while installing Oracle 9i on RHEL 3.0

I got the following error while installing Oracle 9i release 2 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 3.0:

Error occurred during initialization of VM
Unable to load native library:
/tmp/OraInstall2003-10-25_03-14-57PM/jre/lib/i386/libjava.so:
symbol __libc_wait, version GLIBC_2.0 not defined in file libc.so.6
with link time reference

I tried several steps the to solve the error -- such as installing RPMs, relinking the GCC so that the older GCC will be used during the Oracle installation, and applying a patch (3006854). But while I apply the patch I get error messages, and I'm still getting the same error while running Oracle installer.

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I'm assuming you have are logged in with your Oracle ID when running the installer and that GCC is fully installed.

This should fix your problem:

/etc/ld.so.preload
rm /etc/ld.so.preload

Then try applying the patch again.

This was first published in February 2005

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