Thursday, August 14, 2008

sqlplus / as sysdba, ORA-01031: insufficient privileges

Follow following steps to correct problem:
1-) go to $ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib
2-) correct dba OS user group name in config.s file:
a) type "id" command in shell in order to get group name of your OS user
b)correct group name in config.s file. It is written just after the ".string"
.csect H.12.NO_SYMBOL{RO}, 3
.string "dbat"
# End csect H.12.NO_SYMBOL{RO}
.csect H.14.NO_SYMBOL{RO}, 3
.string "dbat"
# End csect H.14.NO_SYMBOL{RO}
c) run following commands to backup & compile:
mv config.o config.o.org
make -f ins_rdbms.mk ioracle

Note: sometimes dba OS dba group is correct in config.s file so you dont need to change anything and compile (next step) solves the problem.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks .It worked..

Anonymous said...

it worked for me as well. Thanks alot!!

Anonymous said...

There is no rdbms folder under $ORACLE_HOME... Wish u would check bfore post...

Erkan SAKA said...

There should be. Maybe you should check if your ORACLE_HOME environment variable set correctly.

nonuday said...

Hi, facing some kind of probelem but when I tried your solution I got the error which I stated below.

"/rdbms/lib/env_rdbms.mk", line 0: make: 1254-027 Cannot open /rdbms/lib/env_rdbms.mk.
make: 1254-058 Fatal errors encountered -- cannot continue.

Any idea about this..


Thanks
-Karthik