20.6 Installing SAP R/3 (4.6B - IDES)

Contributed by Holger Kipp. Converted to SGML by Valentino Vaschetto.

Installations of SAP Systems using FreeBSD will not be supported by the SAP support team -- they only offer support for certified platforms.

20.6.1 Preface

This document describes a possible way of installing a SAP R/3 4.6B IDES-System with Oracle 8.0.5 for Linux onto a FreeBSD 4.3 machine, including the installation of FreeBSD 4.3-STABLE and Oracle 8.0.5.

Even though this document tries to describe all important steps in a greater detail, it is not intended as a replacement for the Oracle and SAP R/3 installation guides.

Please see the documentation that comes with the SAP R/3 Linux edition for SAP- and Oracle-specific questions, as well as resources from Oracle and SAP OSS.

20.6.2 Software

The following CDROMs have been used for SAP-installation:

Name Number Description
KERNEL 51009113 SAP Kernel Oracle / Installation / AIX, Linux, Solaris
RDBMS 51007558 Oracle / RDBMS 8.0.5.X / Linux
EXPORT1 51010208 IDES / DB-Export / Disc 1 of 6
EXPORT2 51010209 IDES / DB-Export / Disc 2 of 6
EXPORT3 51010210 IDES / DB-Export / Disc3 of 6
EXPORT4 51010211 IDES / DB-Export / Disc4 of 6
EXPORT5 51010212 IDES / DB-Export / Disc5 of 6
EXPORT6 51010213 IDES / DB-Export / Disc6 of 6

Additionally, I used the Oracle 8 Server (Pre-production version 8.0.5 for Linux, Kernel Version 2.0.33) CD which is not really necessary, and of course FreeBSD 4.3 stable (it was only a few days past 4.3 RELEASE).

20.6.3 SAP-Notes

The following notes should be read before installing SAP R/3 or proved to be useful during installation:

Number Title
0171356 SAP Software auf Linux: grundlegenden Anmerkungen
0201147 INST: 4.6C R/3 Inst. on UNIX - Oracle
0373203 Update / Migration Oracle 8.0.5 --> 8.0.6/8.1.6 LINUX
0072984 Release of Digital UNIX 4.0B for Oracle
0130581 R3SETUP step DIPGNTAB terminates
0144978 Your system has not been installed correctly
0162266 Questions and tips for R3SETUP on Windows NT / W2K

20.6.4 Hardware-Requirements

The following equipment is sufficient for a SAP R/3 System (4.6B):

Component 4.6B 4.6C
Processor 2 x 800MHz Pentium III 2 x 800MHz Pentium III
Memory 1GB ECC 2GB ECC
Hard Disc Space 50-60GB (IDES) 50-60GB (IDES)

For use in production, Xeon-Processors with large cache, high-speed disc access (SCSI, RAID hardware controller), USV and ECC-RAM is recommended. The large amount of Hard disc space is due to the preconfigured IDES System, which creates 27 GB of database files during installation. Usually after installation it is then necessary to extend some tablespaces.

I used a dual processor board with 2 800MHz Pentium III processors, Adaptec 29160 Ultra160 SCSI adapter (for accessing a 40/80 GB DLT tape drive and CDROM), Mylex AcelleRAID (2 channels, firmware 6.00-1-00 with 32MB RAM). To the Mylex Raid-controller are attached two 17GB hard discs (mirrored) and four 36GB hard discs (RAID level 5).

20.6.5 Installation of FreeBSD 4.3-STABLE

First I installed FreeBSD 4.3 stable. I did the default-installation via FTP. Installation via FTP

Get the diskimages kern.flp and mfsroot.flp and put them on floppy disks (I got mine from ftp7.de.freebsd.org. Please choose the appropriate mirror).

    # dd if=kern.flp of=/dev/fd0 
    # dd if=mfsroot.flp of=/dev/fd0

Do not forget to use different disks for the two images, then boot from the floppy with the kern.flp-image on it and follow instructions. I used the following disk layout:

Filesystem Size (1k-blocks) Size (GB) Mounted on
/dev/da0s1a 1.016.303 1 /
/dev/da0s1b   6 <swap>
/dev/da0s1e 2.032.623 2 /var
/dev/da0s1f 8.205.339 8 /usr
/dev/da1s1e 45.734.361 45 /compat/linux/oracle
/dev/da1s1f 2.032.623 2 /compat/linux/sapmnt
/dev/da1s1g 2.032.623 2 /compat/linux/usr/sap

I had to configure and initialize the two logical drives with the Mylex software beforehand. It is located on the board itself and can be started during the boot phase of the PC.

Please note that this disk layout differs slightly from the SAP recommendations, as SAP suggests mounting the oracle-subdirectories (and some others) separately - I decided to just create them as real subdirectories for simplicity. Get the Latest STABLE Sources

For FreeBSD 4.3 stable onwards, it is quite easy to get the latest stable sources. With the older versions of FreeBSD, I had my own script located in /etc/cvsup. Setting up CVSup for FreeBSD 4.3 is quite easy. As user root do the following:

    # cp /etc/defaults/make.conf /etc/make.conf
    # vi /etc/make.conf

The file /etc/make.conf requires the following entries to be active:

    SUP_UPDATE=    yes
    SUP=           /usr/local/bin/cvsup
    SUPFLAGS=      -g -L 2
    SUPHOST=       cvsup8.FreeBSD.org
    SUPFILE=       /usr/share/examples/cvsup/stable-supfile 
    PORTSSUPFILE=  /usr/share/examples/cvsup/ports-supfile 
    DOCSUPFILE=    /usr/share/examples/cvsup/doc-supfile

Change the SUPHOST-value appropriately. The supfiles in /usr/share/examples/cvsup should be fine. If you do not want to load all the docfiles, leave the corresponding DOCSUPFILE-entry inactive. Starting cvsup to get the latest stable-sources is then very easy:

    # cd /usr/src
    # make update make world and a New Kernel

The first thing to do is to install the sources. As user root, do the following:

    # cd /usr/src
    # make world

If this goes through, one can then continue creating and configuring the new kernel. Usually this is where to customize the kernel configuration file. As the computer is named troubadix, the natural name for the config file also is troubadix:

    # cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
    # vi TROUBADIX

At this stage one can define the drivers to use and not to use, etc. See the appropriate documentation or have a look at file LINT for some additional explanations.

One can then also include the parameters as described below Creating the new kernel then requires:

    # cd /usr/src/sys/i386/conf
    # config TROUBADIX
    # cd /usr/src/sys/compile/TROUBADIX
    # make depend
    # make
    # make install

After make install finished successfully, one should reboot the computer to have the new kernel available.

20.6.6 Installing the Linux Environment

I had some trouble downloading the required RPM-files (for 4.3 stable, 2nd May 2001), so you might try one of the following locations (if all the others fail and the following are not out of date): Installing Linux Base-system

First the Linux base-system needs to be installed (as root):

    # cd /usr/ports/emulators/linux_base
    # make package Installing Linux Development

Next, the Linux development is needed:

    # cd /usr/ports/devel/linux_devtools
    # make package Installing Necessary RPMs

To start the R3SETUP-Program, pam support is needed. As this also requires some other packages, I ended up installing several packages. After that, pam still complained about a missing package, so I forced the installation and it worked. I wonder if the other packages are really needed or if it would have been sufficient to install the pam-package.

Anyway, here is the list of packages I installed:

  • cracklib-2.7-5.i386.rpm

  • cracklib-dicts-2.7-5.i386.rpm

  • pwdb-0.60-1.i386.rpm

  • pam-0.68-7.i386.rpm

I installed these packages with the following command:

    # rpm -i --ignoreos --root /compat/linux --dbpath /var/lib/rpm <package_name>

except for the pam package, which I forced with

    # rpm -i --ignoreos --nodeps --root /compat/linux --dbpath /var/lib/rpm \

For Oracle to run the intelligent agent, I also had to install the following RedHat Tcl package (as is stated in the FreeBSD Handbook): tcl-8.0.5-30.i386.rpm (otherwise the relinking during Oracle install will not work). There are some other issues regarding relinking of Oracle, but that is a Oracle-Linux issue, not FreeBSD specific as far as I understand it.

20.6.7 Creating the SAP/R3 Environment Creating the Necessary Filesystems and Mountpoints

For a simple installation, it is sufficient to create the following filesystems:

mountpoint size in GB
/compat/linux/oracle 45 GB
/compat/linux/sapmnt 2 GB
/compat/linux/usr/sap 2 GB

I also created some links, so FreeBSD will also find the correct path:

    # ln -s /compat/linux/oracle /oracle
    # ln -s /compat/linux/sapmnt /sapmnt
    # ln -s /compat/linux/usr/sap /usr/sap Creating Users and Directories

SAP R/3 needs two users and three groups. The usernames depend on the SAP system id (SID) which consists of three letters. Some of these SIDs are reserved by SAP (for example SAP and NIX. For a complete list please see the SAP documentation). For the IDES installation I used IDS. We have therefore the following groups (group ids might differ, these are just the values I used with my installation):

group id group name description
100 dba Data Base Administrator
101 sapsys SAP System
102 oper Data Base Operator

For a default Oracle-Installation, only group dba is used. As oper-group, one also uses group dba (see Oracle- and SAP-documentation for further information).

We also need the following users:

user id username generic name group additional groups description
1000 idsadm <sid>adm sapsys oper SAP Administrator
1002 oraids ora<sid> dba oper DB Administrator

Adding the users with adduser requires the following (please note shell and home directory) entries for SAP-Administrator:

    Name: idsadm            <sid>adm
    Password: ******
    Fullname: SAP IDES Administrator
    Uid: 1000
    Gid: 101 (sapsys)
    Groups: sapsys dba
    HOME: /home/idsadm      /home/<sid>adm
    Shell: /bin/sh

and for Database-Administrator:

    Name: oraids          ora<sid> 
    Password: ****** 
    Fullname: Oracle IDES Administrator 
    Uid: 1002 
    Gid: 100 (dba) 
    Groups: dba 
    HOME: /oracle/IDS     /oracle/<sid> 
    Shell: /bin/sh

This should also include group oper in case you are using both groups dba and oper. Creating Directories

These directories are usually created as separate filesystems. This depends entirely on your requirements. I choose to create them as simple directories, as they are all located on the same RAID 5 anyway:

First we will set owners and right of some directories (as user root):

    # chmod 775 /oracle
    # chmod 777 /sapmnt
    # chown root:dba /oracle
    # chown idsadm:sapsys /compat/linux/usr/sap
    # chmow 775 /compat/linux/usr/sap

Second we will create directories as user ora<sid>. These will all be subdirectories of /oracle/IDS:

    # su - oraids
    # mkdir mirrlogA mirrlogB origlogA origlogB
    # mkdir sapdata1 sapdata2 sapdata3 sapdata4 sapdata5 sapdata6
    # mkdir saparch sapreorg
    # exit

In the third step we create directories as user idsadm (<sid>adm):

    # su - idsadm
    # cd /usr/sap
    # mkdir IDS
    # mkdir trans
    # exit Entries in /etc/services

SAP R/3 requires some entries in file /etc/services , which will not be set correctly during installation under FreeBSD. Please add the following entries (you need at least those entries corresponding to the instance number - in this case, 00. It'll do no harm adding all entries from 00 to 99 for dp, gw, sp and ms);

    sapdp00  3200/tcp # SAP Dispatcher.      3200 + Instance-Number
    sapgw00  3300/tcp # SAP Gateway.         3300 + Instance-Number
    sapsp00  3400/tcp #                      3400 + Instance-Number
    sapms00  3500/tcp #                      3500 + Instance-Number
    sapmsIDS 3600/tcp # SAP Message Server.  3600 + Instance-Number Necessary Locales

SAP requires at least two locales that are not part of the default RedHat installation. SAP offers the required RPMs as download from their FTP-server (which is only accessible if you are a customer with OSS-access). See note 0171356 for a list of RPMs you need.

It is also possible to just create appropriate links (for example from de_DE and en_US ), but I would not recommend this for a production system (so far it worked with the IDES system without any problems, though). The following locales are needed:


If they are not present, there will be some problems during the installation. If these are then subsequently ignored (eg by setting the status of the offending steps to OK in file CENTRDB.R3S), it will be impossible to log onto the SAP-system without some additional effort. Kernel Tuning

SAP R/3 Systems need a lot of resources. I therefore added the following parameters to my kernel config-file:

    # Set these for memory pigs (SAP and Oracle):
    options MAXDSIZ="(1024*1024*1024)"
    options DFLDSIZ="(1024*1024*1024)" # System V options needed.
    options SYSVSHM #SYSV-style shared memory
    options SHMMAXPGS=262144 #max amount of shared mem. pages
    options SHMMNI=256 #max number of shared memory ident if.
    options SHMSEG=100 #max shared mem.segs per process
    options SYSVMSG #SYSV-style message queues 
    options MSGSEG=32767 #max num. of mes.segments in system 
    options MSGSSZ=32 #size of msg-seg. MUST be power of 2
    options MSGMNB=65535 #max char. per message queue
    options MSGTQL=2046 #max amount of msgs in system
    options SYSVSEM #SYSV-style semaphores 
    options SEMMNU=256 #number of semaphore UNDO structures
    options SEMMNS=1024 #number of semaphores in system
    options SEMMNI=520 #number of semaphore indentifiers
    options SEMUME=100 #number of UNDO keys

The minimum values are specified in the documentation that comes from SAP. As there is no description for Linux, see the HP-UX-section (32-bit) for further information.

20.6.8 Installing SAP R/3 Preparing SAP CDROMs

There are lots of CDROMs to mount and unmount during installation. Assuming you have enough CDROM-drives, you can just mount them all. I decided to copy the CDROM contents to corresponding directories:


where <cd-name> was one of KERNEL, RDBMS, EXPORT1, EXPORT2, EXPORT3, EXPORT4, EXPORT5 and EXPORT6. All the filenames should be in capital letters, otherwise use the -g option for mounting. So use the following commands:

    # mount_cd9660 -g /dev/cd0a /mnt
    # cp -R /mnt/* /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/<cd-name>
    # umount /mnt Running the install-script

First we need to prepare an install-directory:

    # cd /oracle/IDS/sapreorg
    # mkdir install
    # cd install

Then the install-script is started, which will copy nearly all the relevant files into the install-directory:


As this is an IDES-Installation with a fully customized SAP R/3 Demo-System, we have six instead of just three EXPORT-CDs. At this point the installation template CENTRDB.R3S is for installing a standard central instance (R/3 and Database), not an IDES central instance, so copy the corresponding CENTRDB.R3S from the EXPORT1 directory, otherwise R3SETUP will only ask for three EXPORT-CDs. Start R3SETUP

Make sure LD_LIBRARY_PATH is set correctly:

    # export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/oracle/IDS/lib:/sapmnt/IDS/exe:/oracle/805_32/lib

Start R3SETUP as user root from installation directory:

    # cd /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/install
    # ./R3SETUP -f CENTRDB.R3S

The script then asks some questions (defaults in brackets, followed by actual input):

Question Default Input
Enter SAP System ID [C11] IDS<ret>
Enter SAP Instance Number [00] <ret>
Enter SAPMOUNT Directory [/sapmnt] <ret>
Enter name of SAP central host [troubadix.domain.de] <ret>
Enter name of SAP db host [troubadix] <ret>
Select character set [1] (WE8DEC) <ret>
Enter Oracle server version (1) Oracle 8.0.5, (2) Oracle 8.0.6, (3) Oracle 8.1.5, (4) Oracle 8.1.6   1<ret>
Extract Oracle Client archive [1] (Yes, extract) <ret>
Enter path to KERNEL CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/KERNEL
Enter path to RDBMS CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/RDBMS
Enter path to EXPORT1 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT1
Directory to copy EXPORT1 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD4_DIR] <ret>
Enter path to EXPORT2 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT2
Directory to copy EXPORT2 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD5_DIR] <ret>
Enter path to EXPORT3 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT3
Directory to copy EXPORT3 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD6_DIR] <ret>
Enter path to EXPORT4 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT4
Directory to copy EXPORT4 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD7_DIR] <ret>
Enter path to EXPORT5 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT5
Directory to copy EXPORT5 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD8_DIR] <ret>
Enter path to EXPORT6 CD [/sapcd] /oracle/IDS/sapreorg/EXPORT6
Directory to copy EXPORT6 CD [/oracle/IDS/sapreorg/CD9_DIR] <ret>
Enter amount of RAM for SAP + DB   850<ret> (in Megabytes)
Service Entry Message Server [3600] <ret>
Enter Group-ID of sapsys [101] <ret>
Enter Group-ID of oper [102] <ret>
Enter Group-ID of dba [100] <ret>
Enter User-ID of <sid>adm [1000] <ret>
Enter User-ID of ora<sid> [1002] <ret>
Number of parallel procs [2] <ret>

If I had not copied the CDs to the different locations, then the SAP-Installer cannot find the CD needed (identified by the LABEL.ASC-File on CD) and would then ask you to insert / mount the CD and confirm or enter the mount path.

The CENTRDB.R3S might not be error-free. In my case, it requested EXPORT4 again (but indicated the correct key (6_LOCATI ON, then 7_LOCATION etc.), so one can just continue with entering the correct values. Do not get irritated.

Apart from some problems mentioned below, everything should go straight through up to the point where the Oracle database software needs to be installed.

20.6.9 Installing Oracle 8.0.5

Please see the corresponding SAP-Notes and Oracle Readmes regarding Linux and Oracle DB for possible problems. Most if not all problems stem from incompatible libraries

For more information on installing Oracle, refer to the Installing Oracle chapter. Installing the Oracle 8.0.5 with orainst

If Oracle 8.0.5 is to be used, some additional libraries are needed for successfully relinking, as Oracle 8.0.5 was linked with an old glibc (RedHat 6.0), but RedHat 6.1 already uses a new glibc. So you have to install the following additional packages to ensure that linking will work:






See the corresponding SAP-Notes or Oracle Readmes for further information. If this is no option (at the time of installation I did not have enough time to check this), one could use the original binaries, or use the relinked binaries from an original RedHat System.

For compiling the intelligent agent, the RedHat Tcl package must be installed. If you cannot get tcl-8.0.3-20.i386.rpm, a newer one like tcl-8.0.5-30.i386.rpm for RedHat 6.1 should also do.

Apart from relinking, the installation is straightforward:

    # su - oraids
    # export TERM=xterm
    # export ORACLE_TERM=xterm
    # export ORACLE_HOME=/oracle/IDS
    # cd /ORACLE_HOME/orainst_sap
    # ./orainst

Confirm all Screens with Enter until the software is installed, except that one has to deselect the Oracle On-Line Text Viewer , as this is not currently available for Linux. Oracle then wants to relink with i386-glibc20-linux-gcc instead of the available gcc, egcs or i386-redhat-linux-gcc .

Due to time constrains I decided to use the binaries from an Oracle 8.0.5 PreProduction release, after the first attempt at getting the version from the RDBMS-CD working, failed, and finding / accessing the correct RPMs was a nightmare at that time. Installing the Oracle 8.0.5 Pre-Production release for Linux (Kernel 2.0.33)

This installation is quite easy. Mount the CD, start the installer. It will then ask for the location of the Oracle home directory, and copy all binaries there. I did not delete the remains of my previous RDBMS-installation tries, though.

Afterwards, Oracle Database could be started with no problems.

20.6.10 Continue with SAP R/3 Installation

First check the environment settings of users idsamd (<sid>adm) and oraids (ora<sid>). They should now both have the files .profile , .login and .cshrc which are all using hostname. In case the system's hostname is the fully qualified name, you need to change hostname to hostname -s within all three files. Database Load

Afterwards, R3SETUP can either be restarted or continued (depending on whether exit was chosen or not). R3SETUP then creates the tablespaces and loads the data from EXPORT1 to EXPORT6 (remember, it is an IDES system, otherwise it would only be EXPORT1 to EXPORT3) with R3load into the database.

When the database load is finished (might take a few hours), some passwords are requested. For test installations, one can use the well known default passwords (use different ones if security is an issue!):

Question Input
Enter Password for sapr3 sap<ret>
Confirum Password for sapr3 sap<ret>
Enter Password for sys change_on_install<ret>
Confirm Password for sys change_on_install<ret>
Enter Password for system manager<ret>
Confirm Password for system manager<ret>

At this point I had a few problems with dipgntab. Listener

Start the Oracle-Listener as user oraids (ora<sid>) as follows:

    umask 0; lsnrctl start

Otherwise you might get ORA-12546 as the sockets will not have the correct permissions. See SAP note 072984.

20.6.11 Post-installation Steps Request SAP R/3 License Key

This is needed, as the temporary license is only valid for four weeks. Do not forget to enter the correct Operating System: (X) Other: FreeBSD 4.3 Stable. First get the hardware key. Log on as user idsadm and call saplicense:

    # /sapmnt/IDS/exe/saplicense -get

Calling saplicense without options gives a list of options. Upon receiving the license key, it can be installed using

    # /sapmnt/IDS/exe/saplicense -install

You are then required to enter the following values:

    SAP SYSTEM ID   = <SID, 3 chars>
    CUSTOMER KEY    = <hardware key, 11 chars>
    INSTALLATION NO = <installation, 10 digits>
    EXPIRATION DATE = <yyyymmdd, usually "99991231">
    LICENSE KEY     = <license key, 24 chars> Creating Users

Create a user within client 000 (for some tasks required to be done within client 000, but with a user different from users sap* and ddic). As a username, I usually choose wartung (or service in English). Profiles required are sap_new and sap_all. For additional safety the passwords of default users within all clients should be changed (this includes users sap* and ddic). Configure Transport System, Profile, Operation Modes, Etc.

Within client 000, user different from ddic and sap*, do at least the following:

Task Transaction
Configure Transport System, eg as Stand-Alone Transport Domain Entity STMS
Create / Edit Profile for System RZ10
Maintain Operation Modes and Instances RZ04

These and all the other post-installation steps are thoroughly described in SAP installation guides. Edit init<sid>.sap (initIDS.sap)

The file /oracle/IDS/dbs/initIDS.sap contains the SAP backup profile. Here the size of the tape to be used, type of compression and so on need to be defined. To get this running with sapdba / brbackup, I changed the following values:

    compress = hardware
    archive_function = copy_delete_save
    cpio_flags = "-ov --format=newc --block-size=128 --quiet"
    cpio_in_flags = "-iuv --block-size=128 --quiet"
    tape_size = 38000M
    tape_address = /dev/nsa0
    tape_address_rew = /dev/sa0


compress The tape I use is a HP DLT1 which does hardware compression.

archive_function This defines the default behavior for saving Oracle archive logs: New logfiles are saved to tape, already saved logfiles are saved again and are then deleted. This prevents lots of trouble if one needs to recover the database, and one of the archive-tapes has gone bad.

cpio_flags Default is to use -B which sets blocksize to 5120 Bytes. For DLT-Tapes, HP recommends at least 32K blocksize, so I used --block-size=128 for 64K. --format=newc is needed I have inode numbers greater than 65535. The last option --quiet is needed as otherwise brbackup complains as soon as cpio outputs the numbers of blocks saved.

cpio_in_flags Flags needed for loading data back from tape. Format is recognized automagically.

tape_size This usually gives the raw storage capability of the tape. For security reason (we use hardware compression), the

value is slightly lower than the actual value.

tape_address The non-rewindable device to be used with cpio.

tape_address_rew The rewindable device to be used with cpio. Configuration Issues after Installation

The following SAP-parameters should be tuned after installation:

Name Value
ztta/roll_extension 250000000
abap/heap_area_dia 300000000
abap/heap_area_nondia 400000000
em/initial_size_MB 256
em/blocksize_kB 1024
ipc/shm_psize_40 70000000

SAP-Note 0013026:

Name Value
ztta/dynpro_area 2500000

SAP-Note 0157246:

Name Value
rdisp/ROLL_MAXFS 16000
rdisp/PG_MAXFS 30000

Note: With the above parameters, on a system with 1 gigabyte of memory, one may find memory consumption similar to:

    Mem: 547M Active, 305M Inact, 109M Wired, 40M Cache, 112M Buf, 3492K Free

20.6.12 Problems During Installation OSUSERSIDADM_IND_ORA During R3SETUP

If R3SETUP complains at this stage, edit file CENTRDB.R3S. Locate [OSUSERSIDADM_IND_ORA] and edit the following values:

    HOME=/home/idsadm (was empty)
    STATUS=OK (had status ERROR)

Then you can restart R3SETUP with:


Possibly R3SETUP also complains at this stage. Just edit CENTRDB.R3S. Locate [OSUSERDBSID_IND_ORA] and edit the following value in that section:


Then just restart R3SETUP again:

    # ./R3SETUP -f CENTRDB.R3S oraview.vrf FILE NOT FOUND During Oracle Installation

You have not deselected Oracle On-Line Text Viewer before starting the installation. This is marked for installation even though this option is currently not available for Linux. Deselect this product inside the Oracle installation menu and restart installation. TEXTENV_INVALID During R3SETUP, RFC or SAPGUI Start

If this error is encountered, the correct locale is missing. SAP note 0171356 lists the necessary RPMs that need be installed (eg saplocales-1.0-3, saposcheck-1.0-1 for RedHat 6.1). In case you ignored all the related errors and set the corresponding status from ERROR to OK (in CENTRDB.R3S) every time R3SETUP complained and just restarted R3SETUP, the SAP-System will not be properly configured and you will then not be able to connect to the system with a sapgui, even though the system can be started. Trying to connect with the old Linux sapgui gave the following messages:

    Sat May 5 14:23:14 2001
    *** ERROR => no valid userarea given [trgmsgo. 0401]
    Sat May 5 14:23:22 2001
    *** ERROR => ERROR NR 24 occured [trgmsgi. 0410]
    *** ERROR => Error when generating text environment. [trgmsgi. 0435]
    *** ERROR => function failed [trgmsgi. 0447]
    *** ERROR => no socket operation allowed [trxio.c 3363]

This behavior is due to SAP R/3 being unable to correctly assign a locale and also not being properly configured itself (missing entries in some database tables). To be able to connect to SAP, add the following entries to file DEFAULT.PFL (see note 0043288):

    abap/set_etct_env_at_new_mode =0
    install/collate/active =0
    rscp/TCP0B =TCP0B

Restart the SAP system. Now one can connect to the system, even though country-specific language settings might not work as expected. After correcting country-settings (and providing the correct locales), these entries can be removed from DEFAULT.PFL and the SAP system can be restarted. ORA-12546. Start Listener with Correct Permissions

Start the Oracle Listener as user oraids with the following commands:

    # umask 0; lsnrctl start

Otherwise one might get ORA-12546 as the sockets will not have the correct permissions. See SAP note 0072984. [DIPGNTAB_IND_IND] During R3SETUP

In general, see SAP note 0130581 (R3SETUP step DIPGNTAB terminates). During this specific installation, for some reasons the installation process was not using the proper SAP system name "IDS", but the empty string "" instead. This lead to some minor problems with accessing directories, as the paths are generated dynamically using <sid> (in this case IDS). So instead of accessing:


the following path were used:


To continue with the installation, I created a link and an additional directory:

    # pwd
    # ls -l
    total 4
    drwxr-xr-x 3  idsadm sapsys 512 May 5 11:20 D00
    drwxr-x--x 5  idsadm sapsys 512 May 5 11:35 IDS
    lrwxr-xr-x 1  root   sapsys 7 May 5 11:35 SYS -> IDS/SYS
    drwxrwxr-x 2  idsadm sapsys 512 May 5 13:00 tmp
    drwxrwxr-x 11 idsadm sapsys 512 May 4 14:20 trans

I also found SAP notes (0029227 and 0008401) describing this behavior. [RFCRSWBOINI_IND_IND] During R3SETUP

Set STATUS of the offending step from ERROR to OK (file CENTRDB.R3S) and restart R3SETUP. After installation, you have to execute the report RSWBOINS from transaction SE38. See SAP note 0162266 for additional information about phase RFCRSWBOINI and RFCRADDBDIF. [RFCRADDBDIF_IND_IND] During R3SETUP

Set STATUS of the offending step from ERROR to OK (file CENTRDB.R3S) and restart R3SETUP. After installation, you have to execute the report RADDBDIF from transaction SE38. See SAP note 0162266 for further information.

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