Friday, 2 March 2012

" cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory" error while installing Oracle

We got below error while installing Oracle 10g on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
While doing a fresh install of 11i vision on Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, RapidInstall gave the following error:

Rapid Install Wizard will now launch the Java Interface.....

Exception in thread "main" java.lang.UnsatisfiedLinkError: /11istage/startCD/Disk1/rapidwiz/jre/Linux/1.4.2/lib/i386/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
        at java.lang.ClassLoader$NativeLibrary.load(Native Method)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.ClassLoader.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.Runtime.loadLibrary0(Unknown Source)
        at java.lang.System.loadLibrary(Unknown Source)
        at Source)
        at Method)
        at sun.awt.NativeLibLoader.loadLibraries(Unknown Source)
        at sun.awt.DebugHelper.(Unknown Source)
        at java.awt.Component.(Unknown Source)


This error comes because library is not present in /usr/lib.  The rpm which contains this file is libXp-1.0.0-8.i386.rpm.  It is present in the Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 DVD  in /server directory.  So copy this rpm from the DVD or CD and install it:

rpm -ivh libXp-1.0.0-8.i386.rpm

Once this is installed, confirm about the presence of the the file by this command:

$ ls -ld /usr/lib/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Jul 29 06:45 /usr/lib/ ->


  1. Thank you for the blog. I am hitting the same situation. I have requested Unix admin to install the package. Looks like it is going to be solved. :) Thank you.

  2. Thank you. you blog is very helpful 4 me

    1. Thank you! I am very happy to hear that.

  3. I am still facing the issue while installing 10G on OEL 6.4:
    ls -ld /usr/lib/
    lrwxrwxrwx. 1 root root 14 Aug 18 15:48 /usr/lib/ ->