Re: Patch Question
Date: Mon, 09 Jun 2008 19:14:57 -0500
> I had posted eariler about our configuration:
> Oracle 10.2.0.1.0
> Linux Red Hat Enterprise x86-64
> It was suggested that rather than apply the 64 patches that were
> listed, we should just upgrade to 10.2.0.3. Is there an 'upgrade' to
> this or can I just apply the 10.2.0.3, for which it lists 194
> We are a bit confused......maybe out Metalink search is wrong?
If this confuses you, then are you in the right job?
Patch sets such as 10.2.0.2, 10.2.0.3 and now 10.2.0.4 are cumulative - each subsequent patch contains all of the patches in the previous patch version + one-off patches.
10.2.0.3 is quite old itself and requires an additional bunch of one-off patches. My advise is to apply 10.2.0.4. or at a minimum 10.2.0.3+2Q2008 CPU patch (CPU=Critical Patch Update) - but be aware that doing so requires an enormous amount of patch storage. On Solaris it is ~3-4G. On HP and AIX it is ~4.5-5.5G.
Which is why I recommend 10.2.0.4 because it only requires an additional 1.5-2.5G.
Received on Mon Jun 09 2008 - 19:14:57 CDT