Getting error ORA-12154 on a recently installed satellite when any service tries to connect to the database

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  • tomcat is unable to connect to java, throwing an exception
    Throwable occurred: java.sql.SQLException: ORA-12154: TNS:could not resolve the connect identifier specified
  • error ORA-12154 is being raised when trying to connect to the satellite instance
  • I installed satellite with an umask stronger than 022 and can't start tomcat
  • I upgraded satellite with an umastk stronger than 022 and can't start tomcat
  • satellite is unable to connect to the oracle database


  • Red Hat Satellite 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • affects embedded and non embedded databases

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