Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Ever wondered why rman does not return with a prompt?

Oracle's RMAN should come back with a prompt or at least the welcome banner when it is started. So I was pretty amazed when I found out that all attempts to start rman on a Suse system did result in - - - nothing at all :-(

Of course the first thing I tried was a different login, different database, etc.

Then I thought - as I had similar problems on this machine that there might be a problem with a path. However I was 110 % sure that the oraenv did its job.

which rman revealed:


which seems to be RosettaMan, a system to reformat man pages. I didn't know that RMAN was capable of doing this, too ;-)

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