[ubuntu-uk] Oracle 11g Trouble

Neil Greenwood neil.greenwood.lug at gmail.com
Tue Jul 19 14:51:32 UTC 2011

On 19.07.11 15:00, Dave Hanson wrote:
> Steve - mine starts with #! /bin/sh, which from some 'googling' tells me
> it's a bourne shell, the Ubuntu variant is bash. So does that mean it
> cannot be ran on Ubuntu or is it possible to use a different shell?

That might be the problem. On Ubuntu, /bin/sh is a symbolic link to
dash, which is mostly compatible with bash (and the original Bourne
shell sh), but has some slight differences.

You could try typing "bash /media/runInstaller" to see if that fixes the
error message. The error looks like you're hitting one of the syntax


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