How to Resolve INS-08101 Unexpected Error

[INS-08101] Unexpected error while executing the action at state: 'supportedOSCheck'

INS-08101

Met INS-08101 when I installed Oracle database 19c on Oracle Linux 8 update 2.

[INS-08101] Unexpected error while executing the action at state: 'supportedOSCheck'

INS-08101 means that there's no CV_ASSUME_DISTID, an environmental variable set by the verification program. We should set one for it.

Solution

To solve this error 'supportedOSCheck', we can set environment variable CV_ASSUME_DISTID, either temporarily or permanently.

1. Temporarily

At runtime, we can export the variable.

[oracle@ora19c dbhome_1]$ export CV_ASSUME_DISTID=OEL8.1

I found that any distribution id is acceptable as long as it's valid.

2. Permanently

Or we can uncomment the line containing the variable in the CVU configuration file. It's around line 20.

[oracle@ora19c dbhome_1]$ vi $ORACLE_HOME/cv/admin/cvu_config
...
#CV_ASSUME_DISTID=OEL5

Just remove the leading # (pound sign) from the line like this:

CV_ASSUME_DISTID=OEL5

The fallback value can also work.

Further reading: How to Install Oracle 19c Software Only with Silent Mode

6 thoughts on “How to Resolve INS-08101 Unexpected Error”

  1. yes
    -just execute this command $ vi /u01/app/oracle/product/19.3.0/dbhome_1/cv/admin/cvu_config
    -or go through the file explorer and open the file then

    and delete th ‘#’ sign in the ligne
    #CV_ASSUME_DISTID=OEL

    and save the file

    1. I think any minor releases in OEL 8 are also able to run Oracle 19c. If there’s any stuck, you should check installation log first.

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