Hi there,

I am trying to create a recovery catalog on a 9i database on a Linux box.
When I invoke the rman command from the prompt it just freezes and nothing happens (like the application is running in the background)

If I try the command rman catalog rman_user/rman@portals I get the error
portals@cream:~$ rman catalog rman_user/rman@portals
rman: can't open catalog


portals@cream:~$ rman nocatalog
rman: can't open nocatalog

portals@cream:~$ sqlplus /nolog
SQL*Plus: Release - Production on Wed Dec 11 14:04:01 2002
Copyright (c) 1982, 2002, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
SQL> connect rman_user/rman@portals
Works, so the connectivity and the user is correct

I can't work out why I can't get the executable to run.
I have followed the procedure many times before on my NT machine with no problems.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.