orabase doesn’t show the current oracle base path

As i noticed today „orabase“ command does not print the ORACLE_BASE path on standard out in my test environment.


Whats wrong? Is it a bug or a feature ?


What i expected …

  • Executing $ORACLE_HOME/bin/orabase show the oracle base directory without defined environment variable ORACLE_BASE.
  • This information is stored in $ORACLE_HOME/install/orabasetab during the installation process.
  • The orabasetab file is used to track Oracle Home associated with Oracle Base

But i got this:

My analysis steps …