Using WGET for Oracle Patches - (Was "Fun with WAIT Event "library cache: mutex X")

From: Allen, Brandon <>
Date: Fri, 9 Dec 2011 16:07:31 +0000
Message-ID: <A250F0C68C23514CA9F3DF63D60EE10E093075_at_onews31>

Thanks for the tip - I can't believe I'd never used wget before, but I just looked into it based on your recommendation and I found it's not really dependent on the version of MOS that you use (Flash vs. HTML). You can use wget without using MOS at all as long as you know the URL for the patch. There are detailed instructions in MOS Doc ID 841055.1, but basically you just run it like this:

wget --http-password=yourpwd --no-check-certificate ""

What the Flash version of MOS does for you is creates a shell script to automatically generate the command for you and also handles some extra functionality like SSL, Cookies, etc. and will also automatically include downloads for prerequisite patches if you tell it to so it may be helpful in some cases if you want those extras, but it's not necessary.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Herring Dave - dherri


are you usin wget? I found speeds much faster using this, plus it allows direct download to my server instead of going to PC, then PC to server. It also appears to be only available through the flash version of MOS.

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