Sunday, April 27, 2014

[INS-32025] The chosen installation conflicts with software already installed in the given Oracle home


Hi All ,

Some times we can got the following error :
[INS-32025] The chosen installation conflicts with software already installed in the given Oracle home.
while re-installing the  DB on the same machine.


This is the step by step to fix the issue quickly:

1. cat /etc/oraInst.loc 
2  cd <oraInventory path>/oraInventory/ContextXML (In windows you can find the inventory.xml in C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\ContentsXML)
3. vi inventory.xml
4. Remove the line that contain the new ORACLE Home
5. Exit and re-run the installer.


Good Luck ...

75 comments:

  1. Your trick save me. Thank you so much.

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  2. Thanks this helped

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  3. In windows the pat is

    C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\ContentsXML

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  4. Really works!!!!!

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  5. Could someone explain me how to do it, please? I don't understand

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    1. Hi Jose,
      Please send me a mail via contact me page, and I will try to help you..

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  6. Thank you! You saved lot of time for lot of people )

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  7. Thank you! That solved my issue.

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  8. where should I type the commands cat ...

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    1. Hi Khaja,
      Do you use windows or linux?

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  9. where should I type the commands cat ...

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    1. So you need to look for inventory.xml in Inventory\ContentsXML directory.
      It need to be on oracle filesystem. And then edit inventory.xml according the blog

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    2. Thanks a lot from me too!

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  11. Hi Arty,

    After commenting two lines in Inventory.xml installation proceeded.

    Thanks a lot!

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  12. But installation is incomplete in client_1 folder in cannot see Network,Admin etc folders

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  13. very thanks !!!

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  14. Thank you very much.

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  15. hi there, i'm installing fresh setup, i'm getting [INS-32025] The chosen installation conflicts with software already installed in the given Oracle home. & according your solution , cat /ects/oraInst.loc ---no such file or directory error i'm getting..?? what next..??

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    1. Hi Desi.
      cat /etc/oraInst.loc (not ects). Are you using Linux or windows?

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    2. sorry typing mistake
      i have typed cat /etc/oraInst.loc in Linux itself

      but same error

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    3. Single DB or Oracle Application DB? do you have /etc/oratab file?

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    4. single db...no /etc/oratab file..:(

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    5. You need to find the inventory.xml file.
      Use "find" or "locate" command to find and edit it.
      if you want I can connect to your computer and try to help you...

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  16. where to type these commands on Windows 7
    1. cat /etc/oraInst.loc
    2 cd /oraInventory/ContextXML
    3. vi inventory.xml
    4. Remove the line that contain the new ORACLE Home
    5. Exit and re-run the installer.

    Please help me out
    Explain step wise please

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  17. where to type these commands on Windows 7
    1. cat /etc/oraInst.loc
    2 cd /oraInventory/ContextXML
    3. vi inventory.xml
    4. Remove the line that contain the new ORACLE Home
    5. Exit and re-run the installer.

    Please help me out
    Explain step wise please

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    1. Hi Santosh
      This steps are for Linux.
      In windows you can find the inventory.xml in C:\Program Files\Oracle\Inventory\ContentsXML

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  19. when ever i change the constant in inventory.xml and try to save it says access denied.

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    1. Hi Sopan.
      You need to give the full privileges to the oracle folder.

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    2. i have given full privileges to oracle folder, and still same problem.

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    3. Try to copy it to desktop and copy it again to its place

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    4. Try to copy it to desktop and copy it again to its place

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  20. Hi, I am getting this issue but as per instructions i am unable to find new ORACLE home line to remove in inventry.xml file ..! what should i do resolve this error?

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    2. Hi Anad,
      This is Linux or windows?

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  22. Did't work for me:(

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  23. My bad.As it's a windows environment so I have to reboot system to make that changes effect.

    ***** i.e. 5 star

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  24. Thanks @Arty for your help.Your solution helps me.Great work

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    1. Hi sir which lines can I remove?? And where it can be save

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  26. I am not able to see ContentsXML getting logs instead. Please help mee..

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  27. so smooth. I was stuck forever.

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  28. thanks, but in windows, i have the file content as HOME NAME ='OraServer12C" Loc.................. but no new oracle home.... what do i need to do ?

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