Oracle 11gR2 installation failed due to “error in invoking target ‘irman ioracle’ of makefile bms.mk”

Oracle 11gR2 installation failed due to error in invoking target ‘irman ioracle’ of makefile bms.mk

I had ensured all oracle packages were installed properly prior to starting installation & oracle installer did not give any warning in prerequisites check.

so i ensure swap memory is sufficient or not, In my case swap space utmost consumed, so after increasing swap space setup has been started successfully.

Steps to increase swap size:

[root@centos ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 483 475 7 0 1 283
-/+ buffers/cache: 190 292
Swap: 511 242 269

 

[root@centos ~]# dd if=/dev/zero of=/swapfile11 bs=1024 count=2097152
2097152+0 records in
2097152+0 records out
2147483648 bytes (2.1 GB) copied, 44.022 s, 48.8 MB/s

 

[root@centos ~]# mkswap /swapfile11
Setting up swapspace version 1, size = 2097148 KiB
no label, UUID=4d6e7614-0d03-43ce-b699-0d7f85ef313f

 

[root@centos ~]# swapon /swapfile11

 

[root@centos ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 483 476 7 0 1 281
-/+ buffers/cache: 192 290
Swap: 2559 242 2317

 

If you want to make this change persistent for future then make the following changes in ‘/etc/fstab’ file.

[root@centos ~]# vi /etc/fstab
/swapfile11 swap swap defaults 0 0

 

[root@centos ~]# free -m
total used free shared buffers cached
Mem: 483 419 63 0 3 222
-/+ buffers/cache: 193 289
Swap: 2559 114 2445

Swap size increased with 2 GB & Installation successful.

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Note: Please don’t hesitate to revert in case of any query OR feedback.

Thanking you.

Have a easy life ahead.

One thought on “Oracle 11gR2 installation failed due to “error in invoking target ‘irman ioracle’ of makefile bms.mk”

  1. Thanks for the blogpost, I’m facing the same issue while installing oracle 11gr2 on aix 7.1
    All the OS prerequisites are successfully applied and there were no issues when oracle ran prerequisite checker.
    Current swap size on my server.
    Page Space Physical Volume Volume Group Size %Used Active Auto Type Chksum
    hd6 hdisk0 rootvg 16384MB 0 yes yes lv 0

    Any help/suggestions/pointers will be highly appreciated.

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