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applying patch [message #217327] Thu, 01 February 2007 12:55 Go to next message
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Registered: January 2007
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Hi all,

I am trying to apply patch 13 for the oracle client
I need to install perl and apply the opatch for it. I installed active perl and when I entered this in the cmd I am getting the following error:

C:\>cd oracle\oracle92

C:\oracle\oracle92>set ORACLE_HOME=c:\oracle\oracle92

C:\oracle\oracle92>perl c:\oracle\oracle92\opatch\opatch.pl apply

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
Copyright (c) 2006 Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved..

We recommend you refer to the OPatch documentation under
OPatch/docs for usage reference. We also recommend using
the latest OPatch version. For the latest OPatch version
and other support related issues, please refer to document
293369.1 which is viewable from metalink.oracle.com

Oracle Home : c:\oracle\oracle92
Oracle Home Inventory : C:\oracle\oracle92\inventory
Central Inventory : C:\Program Files\oracle\inventory
from : N/A
OUI location : C:\oracle\oracle92\oui
OUI shared library : C:\oracle\oracle92\oui\lib\win32\oraInstaller.dll
Java location : "C:\oracle\oracle92\jre\1.4.2\bin\java.exe"
Log file location : c:\oracle\oracle92/.patch_storage/<patch ID>/*.log

The patch directory area must be a number.

ERROR: OPatch failed because of problems in patch area.

I referred 293369.1 in the metalink, but I dont quite understand how to fix the problem.Can somebody help me fix this?
Thank you,
Re: applying patch [message #217592 is a reply to message #217327] Fri, 02 February 2007 22:52 Go to previous message
Mohammad Taj
Messages: 2412
Registered: September 2006
Location: Dubai, UAE
Senior Member

I referred 293369.1 in the metalink.
Are you go through above mention metalink note. ?

Fellow below step
c:\> $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply <path to where the zip file is unzipped>
c:\> $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch apply /patches/123123

try above step to apply patch.


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