RE: OPatch question

From: Crisler, Jon <>
Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2009 12:11:32 -0400
Message-ID: <56211FD5795F8346A0719FEBC0DB067504A7B389_at_mds3aex08.USIEXCHANGE.COM>

Is your inventory and oracle home locations correct ? Also make sure that your platform is correct as well- since the patch is mostly just copy to a directory (for opatch ) I think platform / version checks may not get done.

-----Original Message-----
From: [] On Behalf Of Lyall Barbour Sent: Friday, July 24, 2009 12:04 PM
Subject: OPatch question

Hey everyone,

  So, i'm trying to install the CPU July patch on a Oracle Home for Grid.  It said to install OPatch version or higher, so i download p688... whatever patch from Metalink.  When i try to use the OPatch from my patch directory (opatch napply) i get this:

Invoking utility "napply"
Failed to load the patch object.  Possible causes are:
  The specified path is not an interim Patch shiphome
  Meta-data files are missing from the patch area
  Patch location = /home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs
  Details = PatchObject constructor: Input file "/home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs/etc/config/actions" or "/home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.
NApply could not load patch from location '/home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs' UtilSession failed: PatchObject constructor: Input file "/home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs/etc/config/actions" or "/home/oracle/patch/OPatch/docs/etc/config/inventory" does not exist. OPatch failed with error code 73

I've been looking through the 'net and Metalink all morning... I thought i found something on Metalink about "corrupted" patch when you download it, so re-download, but i got the same error... This is on Unbreakable Linux server, Oracle OMS home and Agent home DB home.

TIA, Lyall

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Received on Fri Jul 24 2009 - 11:11:32 CDT

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