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RE: oraInst.loc question

From: Rich Holland <>
Date: Mon, 30 Jun 2003 12:20:56 -0700
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for the response April.  I ended up just hacking Opatch to auto-configure the oraInst.loc files based on which instance of Opatch is being called.  Suboptimal still, but better than having to (remember to) manually move 'em myself.  I'd forget to tie my shoes in the morning if I didn't trip over the laces.  :-)
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  face=Tahoma size=2>-----Original Message-----From: [EMAIL PROTECTED]   [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] On Behalf Of April WellsSent:   Wednesday, June 04, 2003 2:23 PMTo: Multiple recipients of list   ORACLE-LSubject: RE: oraInst.loc question   We have one oraInst.loc file for each individual set of   binaries (two on production, three in development/test) and every time we   patch/upgrade/install we rename the oraInst.loc file to whatever we are   working on.
  Not an optimal solution, but the only one I really have found   so far.
  April Wells Oracle DBA/Oracle Apps
  DBA Corporate Systems Amarillo
  You will recognize your own path when you come upon it,   because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever   need.
  ~ Jerry Gillies ~
  -----Original Message----- From: Rich   Holland [<A
  href="mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]">mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED]]   Sent: Wednesday, June 04, 2003 1:01 PM <FONT   size=2>To: Multiple recipients of list ORACLE-L <FONT   size=2>Subject: oraInst.loc question
  I have two Oracle installations on the same host.    Between installs I updated /etc/oraInst.loc and   /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc accordingly so that I have   two inventory directoies, one per installation.   My question is that /etc/oratab has a facility for   multiple installations via
  '<SID>:<$ORACLE_HOME path>:N' entries, but the <FONT   size=2>oraInst.loc appears to be for a single installation.   Now in order to apply patches and such, I have to   modify /etc/oraInst.loc every time (it appears Opatch   is ignoring the /var/opt/oracle version).   Has anyone found an easy way to use multiple oraInst.loc files   or to use a single oraInst.loc file for multiple   inventories?  I'm strongly considering hiding   opatch and replacing it with a wrapper script that <FONT   size=2>rewrites the oraInst.loc files prior to calling the 'real'   opatch executable, but thought I'd see if there's an   easier way first.  :-)
  Thanks! Rich Holland <FONT
  size=2>SAP Technical Consultant Guidance Technologies,   Inc.

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