RE: new Patch Set Updates released

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Mon, 25 Jan 2010 10:43:51 -0700
Message-ID: <64BAF54438380142A0BF94A23224A31E1133EDD34B_at_ONEWS06.oneneck.corp>

Hi list, as promised here is the update on my experience with installing my first PSU. Overall, things went well - I just had this one small snag:

While running opatch apply, it stopped at this error:

Copy failed from '/baandev/oraarc/patch/9119284/files/lib/libjox10.a' to '/opt/oracle/product/10.2/db_1/lib/libjox10.a'... Please verify all applications associated with the Oracle Home '/opt/oracle/product/10.2/db_1' are shut down. If this is AIX, please perform solution documented in Note 739963.1 on

Do you want to retry copying the file? [y|n]

To Oracle's credit, they did provide a reference to the appropriate MOS note here, so that was helpful. I checked the note, had my Unix admin run slibclean as instructed, and then told opatch to retry the file copy and it completed successfully.

There was also some discussion on this thread about a problem with the prerequisite check of opatch not running properly when executed with the -phbasedir parameter as instructed in the documentation. This problem is documented in MOS Doc ID 861507.1, however when I ran the command, it worked just fine with the -phbasedir parameter as you can see below, so I think maybe they fixed this problem in opatch

unx00.baandev /baandev/oraarc/patch ->opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -phBaseDir ./9119284 Invoking OPatch


Prereq "checkConflictAgainstOHWithDetail" passed.

OPatch succeeded

Another new thing I encountered was that opatch asks for MOS credentials and I've heard from others that sometimes it will fail if you do try to enter you email address and password, however I found that it allows you to continue if you just hit Enter instead of entering an email address as shown below:

Provide your email address to be informed of security issues, install and initiate Oracle Configuration Manager. Easier for you if you use your My Oracle Support Email address/User Name.
Visit for details. Email address/User Name:

You have not provided an email address for notification of security issues. Do you wish to remain uninformed of security issues ([Y]es, [N]o) [N]: Y


From: Allen, Brandon

I'm just waiting for the green light from my developers to take some downtime and patch their database, and then I'll post my results - hopefully in a couple days.

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