Question: What are the location rules
for the Oracle inventory files and how does the Oracle
Universal installer find the inventory? Can we change
the inventory location?
Answer: The Oracle Universal
Installer (OIU) stores information about all Oracle products
that are installed in all Oracle homes on a server, provided
that the product was installed using OUI or with the oraInst
Inventory information is stored in Extensible Markup
Language (XML) format. By default, the OUI inventory is
located in a series of directories within the following
Oracle Inventory locations
On the Windows platform, OUI first
queries the registry to see if the following Oracle home
setting is present:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE ==> Software ==> Oracle ==> inst_loc
One common question s
whether local inventory always reside inside $ORACLE_BASE?
You can change it, there is a parameter in /etc (or
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