RE: Solaris Cluster Patches & Oracle Executable

From: Koivu, Lisa <>
Date: Fri, 8 Feb 2008 13:50:54 -0500
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Hi Mike,  

If I remember right, the January 2008 CPU initiated a relink. I'll be propagating that patchset to production next week.  

I'm so glad it's scripted now. When I first started, I remember it was always a big deal to relink. Maybe the dba I worked with was paranoid and he passed it on to me. :-)  


From: Mike Rothouse [] Sent: Friday, February 08, 2008 1:00 PM
To: oracle-l
Cc: Koivu, Lisa; Subject: Re: Solaris Cluster Patches & Oracle Executable  

As Romas mentioned Metalink Note 131321.1, I also see there is automatic linking under certain conditions.

"Relinking occurs automatically under these circumstances:
- An Oracle product has been installed with an Oracle provided
- An Oracle patch set has been applied via an Oracle provided

Would this include the quarterly Critical Patch Updates? Just wondering if relinking will occur at some point in the future that you would need to be aware of so as not to encounter problems.


On Feb 8, 2008 9:45 AM, Roman Podshivalov <> wrote:


Even though Metalink note 131321.1 says you have to relink after OS patches based on vendor requirements, we usually do so only after major OS upgrades like Solaris 8 -> Solaris 10. It's more a safety measure than a requirement because usually all OS libraries are utilized by Oracle as dynamic objects. You can run ldd command on $ORACLE_HOME/bin/oracle to check this out.  


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