RE: Doc.ID 756671.1 Oracle Recommended Patches

From: D'Hooge Freek <>
Date: Tue, 21 Apr 2009 18:35:26 +0200
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I normally apply them when setting up a new environment or after upgrading an existing one, but I don't (yet) actively apply them on existing stable environments. Mainly because our customers often don't have an active patching policy and it's hard to convince them to patch a system which is not giving any problems (yet). Mind you that some of these bugs fixed are bugs that are quite nasty, like a bug in flashback database. If you hit that one, it's to late to patch.


Freek D'Hooge
Oracle Database Administrator
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Subject: Doc.ID 756671.1 Oracle Recommended Patches

Is anyone patching database according to this:

Subject: Oracle Recommended Patches -- Oracle Database Doc ID: 756671.1 Type: ANNOUNCEMENT Modified Date : 15-APR-2009 Status: PUBLISHED

Beginning with release, Oracle releases Recommended Patches for Oracle Database. For an introduction to Recommended Patches, see Note 756388.1.

Any positive experiences ?

Because I am working on a new project (some projects are still not canceled in these times) I am wondering about apply-all-recommended-patches approach.

It looks tempting to get rid of most of nasty bugs that manage to surface anyway.
Especially that we are beeing forced to use Oracle Streams which are somewhat outstanding with regard to Oracle recommended minimal patch list. Oracle Physical Standby (aka Data Guard) is on the list too.

Normally we go the way "wait until problem happens"(aka if it ain't broke don't fix it) and then try find workarround or patch but we have already encountered some bugs that could have been fixed by applying recommended patch bundles. Since it is a new project it looks to be an option.

What the others say about all those recommended patch bundles?

Thank you in advance,

Laimis N.

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