ORA-00132 while starting 11gR2 database

Short post on a error which can take lot of time to debug. You have upgraded a database and after restoring all files (init,tnsnames) try to startup 11g database and it fails with following error

SQL> startup nomount
ORA-00119: invalid specification for system parameter REMOTE_LISTENER
ORA-00132: syntax error or unresolved network name 'scan-clu:1521'

11gR2 requires remote_listener to be set to <scan_name:port>. Problem is that the sqlnet.ora file has been modified/replaced (from earlier version backup) which does not have EZCONNECT and has only TNSNAMES. Ensure that your sqlnet.ora file contain’s EZCONNECT


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