Monday, November 16, 2015

Installing 12c and get invalid inventory pointer location file

This happened to me recently when testing a upgrade 
As I know for sure this machine's inventory is good I decided to investigate. 

Metalink Note 1292347.1 is a useful reference 

It turns out the inventory oraInst.loc file used to be able to get away with only inst_loc line , now you need inst_group as well. 

on Linux this is usually oinstall. 

So oraInst.loc should look like 



Once that is done re-run the installer and it should now start up OK. 

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