new Oracle 11g install: Error: client_sharedlib ioracle

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This is my 6th Oracle 11g install.... every install I am faced with new challenges...

I am installing it in linux (centos 5.3, 32bit) all libs have been installed; all environmental variables.
Below is the new error I am getting DURING installation (can not continue)

Error in invoking target 'client_sharedlib' of makefile '/opt/coracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/'.
See '/opt/oracle/oraInventory/logs/installActions2009-10-21_01-20-24PM.log' for details.

Below is the log file...
INFO: ----------------------------------
INFO: Calling Action unixActions10.  make
    installMakePath = /usr/bin/make
    installMakeFileName = /opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/
    installTarget = client_sharedlib
    installArguments = ORACLE_HOME=/opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1
    undoMakeFileName = null
    undoTarget = null
    undoArguments = null
    logFile = /opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/install/make.log
    progMsg = Building Client Shared Libraries
INFO: The output of this make operation is also available at: '/opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/install/make.log'
INFO: Start output from spawned process:
INFO: ----------------------------------
INFO: /opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/bin/genclntsh
INFO: /usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/lib/libxml11.a when searching for -lxml11
/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lxml11
collect2: ld returned 1 exit status
INFO: genclntsh: Failed to link
INFO: make: *** [client_sharedlib] Error 1
INFO: End output from spawned process.
INFO: ----------------------------------
INFO: Exception thrown from action: make
Exception Name: MakefileException
Exception String: Error in invoking target 'client_sharedlib' of makefile '/opt/oracle/product/11.1.0/db_1/rdbms/lib/'. See '/opt/oracle/oraInventory/logs/installActions2009-10-21_01-06-19PM.log' for details.
Exception Severity: 1
WARNING: This will stop installation of all products and exit the Installer. Are you sure that you want to stop the installation and exit?
INFO: User Selected: Yes/OK
INFO: Exception handling set to prompt user with options to  Retry  Ignore
User Choice: User selected to stop installation of all components.

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Oracle Certify matrix does n't list CentOS. SO it may work , may n't work.
The error you are getting during LInking is due to some required library missing only.

if no specific requirement  is there for CentOS I would suggest using OEL, which available for download from
It should works on CentOS 5.

Are you sure that the 11g version you install isn't a 64 bit version (on a 32bit OS) --> this can cause this errors.


that's exactly what the problem was.... thx so much

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