Unknown host, reported by the database

I use vmware fusion virtual machines for experimenting with the database on windows, linux and solaris.

I’ve just copied my plain linux operating system install and installed oracle 10 and oracle 11. Of course, I’ve renamed the machine. That is what this blogpost is about.

To honest, I am quite lazy. So lazy that I forgot to link the system name set in /etc/sysconfig/network to the ip-address given (done in /etc/hosts).

This does not affect the software installation, but does affect the creating of the database. It is reported as an internal error (ORA-600):

ORA-00600: internal error code, arguments: [keltnfy-ldmInit], [46], [1], [], [], [], [], []

Meaning: the hostname can not be translated to an ip-address.
Resolution: lookup hostname using the hostname command, lookup the ip-address using the /sbin/ifconfig -a command, and link both in /etc/hosts


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