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OraInventory is gone cant install patch [message #214032] Sat, 13 January 2007 16:56 Go to next message
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Registered: May 2002

I was trying to install an oracle patch on on solaris 5.8 when i started to get these errors:

opatch lsinventory
Invoking OPatch

Oracle interim Patch Installer version
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Oracle Home : /u01/oracle10/product
Central Inventory : /u01/oracle8.1.7/product/oraInventory
from : /u01/oracle10/product/oraInst.loc
OPatch version :
OUI version :
OUI location : /u01/oracle10/product/oui
Log file location : /u01/oracle10/product/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch-2007_Jan_13_17-54-23-EST_Sat.log

LsInventory Session failed: OracleHomeInventory::createInventoryObj() gets a nul
l OiicStandardInventorySession object

OPatch failed with error code 72

then I noticed that the /u01/oracle8.1.7/product/oraInventory
is gone, has been removed and oraInstloc is also pointing to that directory which no longer is in place


how can this be fixed?

Thank you
Re: OraInventory is gone cant install patch [message #214035 is a reply to message #214032] Sat, 13 January 2007 17:04 Go to previous message
Messages: 24963
Registered: January 2009
Location: SoCal
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>how can this be fixed?
Welcome to the wonderful world of Oracle.
$ rm -rf /u01/*
& reinstall from scratch
If you can not restore the inventory from backups, you can no longer patch or upgrade the $ORACLE_HOME tree.

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