SEVERE:OUI-10182:The effective user ID does not match the owner of the file

I was trying to install Oracle 11gR2 Grid, after completing all checks installer was failing with OUI-10182 error & installation was aborting.

oragrid (Grid Owner) user was configured as following

# id oragrid
uid=1005(oragrid) gid=1001(oinstall) groups=1001(oinstall),1000(dba),1002(asmdba)

# ls -al | grep Inventory
drwxrwx— 8 root oinstall 4096 Apr 9 15:37 oraInventory

There are 2 solutions for this problem

1. Change the owner of the oraInventory directory to :oinstall.
NOTE: Although the group was oinstall & it had write permissions on the directory, it was not able to write.

2. Manually create /etc/oraInst.loc file as following.
inventory_loc=/oraInventory
inst_group=oinstall

Start the installer again.

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One Response to SEVERE:OUI-10182:The effective user ID does not match the owner of the file

  1. Robert says:

    Thanks for the entry, what a PIA…

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