Fixing PRVF-0002 : Could not retrieve local nodename
Here is a common question I get from junior DBAs (and operating system who tries to help by installing the Oracle Home themselves). The question sometimes sounds like this: “After we installed the new database server and changed its hostname, we try to install the Oracle Home using the runInstaller but hitting the following error: PRVF-0002: Could not retrieve local nodename. How do we resolve it?”.
In terms of looks, the error message looks something like this (this is from Oracle 11g, but it also happens in other versions as well):
Indeed, a problem – but what can it be?
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