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RE: DST patchset

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Date: Wed, 7 Feb 2007 13:14:11 -0500
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Yes, for my version, I have printed out 10 notes, and looked at more. My summary instructions are better listed in original post. One of the reasons I posted it was in all the reading, as the facts unravel, I found to be true that you come away with the impression that you might not even check for the 4689959 patch because of note 359145.1.  

I'm still confused and I have only one of six databases left (of 3 servers). I figure I've done so much stuff, most if it doesn't really affect anything, (I only have scheduler data), that I'll just finish and forget it.  

P.S. Don't forget about the editing you have to do to utltzuv2.sql if JAVA is not installed.

Joel Patterson
Database Administrator
904 727-2546

From: Sam Bootsma [] Sent: Wednesday, February 07, 2007 12:29 PM To:; Patterson, Joel; oracle-l Subject: RE: DST patchset  

I concur. I applied my first patch (a CPU) to a 10gAS a couple months back. As I recall, one of the earlier instructions in the readme was to contact Oracle Support if another one-off patch was already installed. This was true for us, so I dutifully set up a SR. After a lot of going back-and-forth I was told they can not be 100% sure that applying the CPU will not impact the patch that is already there. I tried applying the patch in our test environment and discovered that applying the patch rolled back the one-off patch that was already installed. Then re-applying the one-off patch rolled back the CPU I was trying to install.  

Why couldn't Oracle Support tell me that right away? Or why couldn't that it be mentioned in the readme that came with the CPU that existing patches may be rolled back (instead of telling me to set up an SR)?  

I find the same problem with the DST ... just wading through a lot of metalink notes that continually point to other metalink notes. There must be an implementation that makes it easier for DBAs to apply these patches.  

Sam Bootsma

Oracle Database Administrator

Information Technology Services
George Brown College

Phone: 416-415-5000 x4933
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[] On Behalf Of Prem Sent: February 7, 2007 12:11 PM
To:; oracle-l Subject: RE: DST patchset  

The most horrible patch I have ever applied . Applying a patch cannot be made more complex than this. Oracle has did that.

Understanding "what/how to do" for this DST patch is itself a herculean task . I wonder why can't oracle have a single, clear document for each patch. They seem to generate work.


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