The local bin directory (/usr/local/bin or whatever) does not refer to
an ORACLE_HOME directory; rather, it identifies a directory for
executables and binaries used system-wide that aren't part of the
vendor's system software. The files dbhome and oraenv are shell scripts
that are used to set one's environment to a particular ORACLE_HOME on a
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Sent: Friday, July 16, 2010 10:23 AM
Subject: Importance of local bin directory while running root.sh
Good morning. While running root.sh as root during binary installation
(any version), the questions below come up. What is the importance of
/usr/local/bin? My understanding is that the value should be the
$ORACLE_HOME/bin instead of /usr/local/bin. Am I right? When there are
many ORACLE_HOME with different versions(lets say 9i, 10g and 11g), what
impact does it have on the setting of local bin directory location?
Ideally speaking, do I have to set them to their respective
$ORACLE_HOME/bin ? Many Thanks for your help.
Running Oracle9 root.sh script...
The following environment variables are set as:
Enter the full pathname of the local bin directory: [/usr/local/bin]:
The file "dbhome" already exists in /usr/local/bin. Overwrite it? (y/n)
The file "oraenv" already exists in /usr/local/bin. Overwrite it? (y/n)
Copying oraenv to /usr/local/bin ...
The file "coraenv" already exists in /usr/local/bin. Overwrite it?
(y/n) [n]: y
Copying coraenv to /usr/local/bin ...
Adding entry to /var/opt/oracle/oratab file...
Entries will be added to the /var/opt/oracle/oratab file as needed by
Database Configuration Assistant when a database is created
Finished running generic part of root.sh script.
Now product-specific root actions will be performed.
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