During Oracle 18c installation while running prerequisites check it fails with below error .
“PRVG-0282 : failed to retrieve the operating system distribution ID”
The command used was: ./RUNINSTALLER -ohcheck
Next step and resolution :
- Check if your Oracle18C is supported with your operating system version and check oracle documentation for supported version mapping.In my case i was getting error on SLES 12 SP 03 which is supported to oracle 18c.
- If you are on supported version of operating system then set below parameter to ignore this error:
CV_ASSUME_DISTID=SUSE12 parameter in the /oracle/<SID>/18.0.0/cv/admin/cvu_config file. in case of oracle 18c .
[If you are getting error in case of oracle 12C prerequisites check then set CV_ASSUME_DISTID=SUSE12 parameter in database/stage/cvu/cv/admin/cvu_config file and retry. ]
- Re-execute ./RUNINSTALLER -ohcheck , it will pass.
- Please refer SAP Note :2805770 – Oracle 18 installation – Prerequisite checks fail for more details and reference.