Oracle clone failing with INS-40426

Recently I’ve seen this error in one of the clone operations.

— Copied the binary tar and executed

export ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/grid; export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/bin:$PATH; export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$ORACLE_HOME/lib32:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH; export LIBPATH=$ORACLE_HOME/lib:$ORACLE_HOME/lib32:$LIBPATH; export TNS_ADMIN=$ORACLE_HOME/network/admin;

runInstaller -silent -clone ORACLE_HOME=/u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/grid ORACLE_BASE=/u01/app/oracle ORACLE_HOME_NAME=Ora12102_Grid

This invoked runInstaller from  /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/grid.

Oracle documentation was not really helpful. Metalink did not had any references to this.

INS-40426: Grid installation option has not been specified.

Cause: n/a
Action: n/a

But when executed from /u01/app/oracle/product/12.1.0/grid/oui/bin, it worked.

This error is caused due to “-formCluster” parameters which is passed in $ORACLE_HOME/runInstaller

This script defaults BUNDLE to value “crs”, which executes a CLI with a parameter -formCluster

case “$BUNDLE” in

$CMDDIR/install/.oui $* -formCluster -J-Doracle.install.setup.workDir=$CWDDIR -J-D${CVU_OS_SETTINGS}

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