Re: public DST patches for 10g?

From: Vladimir M. Zakharychev <>
Date: Wed, 9 Apr 2008 02:56:39 -0700 (PDT)
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On Apr 8, 8:16 pm, wrote:
> On the Oracle site you can download :
> Oracle Database 10g Release 2 ( for Solaris Operating
> System
> (SPARC) (64-bit) for evaluation.
> I did this sometime ago but now I find that oem will not fire up
> due to a DST issue where some places on Earth have 'new' DST
> settings (like most of North America) and the agent thinks
> I'm 1 hour out of sync and refuses to start.
> For those of us who do not have or need a metalink account (: >)
> are there public patches available? I belive that addresses
> this.
> Thanks

There used to be time (like 10 years ago) when some patchsets were publicly available on Oracle's FTP, but the policy changed since then to "no current support contract - no patches, even for critical problems, including security and showstopper bugs." Not the best policy if you ask me, but we'll have to live with it unless Mary Ann will eventually switch her focus from talent supply chain issues and poor code quality due to unskilled personnel they have to recruit to delivery of at least CPUs to all paying customers, with or without current support contract :) (What? Do I really have to spend good amounts of cash each year just to be able to keep my *licensed* software up to date and plug serious security holes in it? Ridiculous. Even Microsoft realized that unpatched vulnerable software is dangerous to the whole infrastructure, pirated or not, and they patch critical bugs regardless... Oracle should act no different, at least with regard to CPUs, though I wouldn't mind them opening patch sets as well.)


   Vladimir M. Zakharychev
   N-Networks, makers of Dynamic PSP(tm) Received on Wed Apr 09 2008 - 04:56:39 CDT

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