SAP Knowledge Base Article - Preview

2981497 - RuntimeException: default directory must be absolute during installing Oracle GRID

Symptom

Error happens during installing Oracle GRID software 19c on the AIX 7.1.
Below steps are followed:

1) Extracted file AIX.PPC64_193000_grid_home.zip in GRID home /oracle/GRID/19.0.0
2) Set environment variable ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/GRID/19.0.0
3) Set environment variable OHGRID=/oracle/GRID/19.0.0
4) Executed /oracle/GRID/19.0.0/gridSetup.sh and getting below error.

Exception in thread "Attach API initializer" java.lang.ExceptionInInitializerError
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.ensureError(J9VMInternals.java:146)
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.recordInitializationFailure(J9VMInternals.java:135)
at java.nio.file.FileSystems.getDefault(FileSystems.java:187)
at java.nio.file.Paths.get(Paths.java:95)
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.IPC.checkOwnerAccessOnly(IPC.java:142)
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.TargetDirectory.createMyDirectory(TargetDirectory.java:90)
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.AttachHandler.createFiles(AttachHandler.java:207)
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.AttachHandler.initialize(AttachHandler.java:306)
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.AttachHandler.run(AttachHandler.java:239)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: default directory must be absolute
at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystem.<init>(UnixFileSystem.java:67)
at sun.nio.fs.AixFileSystem.<init>(AixFileSystem.java:55)
at sun.nio.fs.AixFileSystemProvider.newFileSystem(AixFileSystemProvider.java:62)
at sun.nio.fs.AixFileSystemProvider.newFileSystem(AixFileSystemProvider.java:55)
...
Exception in thread "main" java.lang.NoClassDefFoundError: java.nio.file.FileSystems$DefaultFileSystemHolder (initialization failure)
at java.lang.J9VMInternals.initializationAlreadyFailed(J9VMInternals.java:96)
at java.nio.file.FileSystems.getDefault(FileSystems.java:187)
...
at oracle.install.ivw.common.driver.InstallerPatchDriver.main(InstallerPatchDriver.java:319)
Caused by: java.lang.RuntimeException: default directory must be absolute
at sun.nio.fs.UnixFileSystem.<init>(UnixFileSystem.java:67)
...
at com.ibm.tools.attach.target.AttachHandler.run(AttachHandler.java:239)

In addition there is a permission problem, when the oracle user list the oracle home:

oracle> ls -ltra $ORACLE_HOME

ls: 0653-345 /oracle/GRID/19.0.0/..: Permission denied.


Read more...

Environment

  • Oracle GRID 19c
  • AIX 7.1 

Product

SAP NetWeaver Process Integration 7.1 ; SAP NetWeaver all versions

Keywords

Oracle GRID  permission denied directory privilegies , KBA , BC-DB-ORA , Oracle , BC-OP-AIX , IBM AIX , Problem

About this page

This is a preview of a SAP Knowledge Base Article. Click more to access the full version on SAP ONE Support launchpad (Login required).

Search for additional results

Visit SAP Support Portal's SAP Notes and KBA Search.