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RE: INVALID Packages

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Thu, 29 Mar 2001 17:08:09 -0800
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Hi Paul,

If the person logs out & logs back in, is the problem solved?  Or if they try to execute a second time, does the problem go away?


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-----Original Message-----
From: Troiano, Paul (CAP, GEFA) [] Sent: Thursday, March 29, 2001 10:07 AM
To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L Subject: INVALID Packages

I have been experiencing some packages that cannot be automatically handled by Oracle when they become invalidated. Here's the scenario: We have package1 that calls package2 which, in turn, calls package3. Under normal circumstances, if package3's specification gets recompiled,

package1(?) and package2 will be marked with a status of INVALID. This flags Oracle to re-parse it and mark the status VALID (excluding any coding errors). The problem comes in to play when, every once in a while, a tester or developer will get an error 6508 - could not find

program unit... The fix has been to recompile the package being called by the alter package command. You see the bigger problem here... finding the actual library being referred to! I have to jump into the developers code and walk through the execution. And yes I am trying to get

the developers to do this on their own.

My question is: What is preventing Oracle from re-parsing the package? It has nothing to do with system load or lack of SGA.

We're running Oracle on Solaris 2.6 w/latest patchset.

Thanks in advance

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