Re: Help required - URGENT PLS

From: Charles Hooper <>
Date: Sun, 11 Jan 2009 18:24:02 -0800 (PST)
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On Jan 11, 5:23 pm, hpuxrac <> wrote:
> Sorry Charles you have to pay oracle for support to be able to
> "legitimately" apply patches. One of the guys who still posts here
> quite a bit at one point was working for an organization where somehow
> he had access to patchsets but claimed he did not have to operate
> under the metalink support contract framework but that sounded pretty
> shaky.
> Looks like the guy famous for bleeding all over New York is trying to
> throw some heat on Jeff Hunter and Nuno as some kind of backwards
> publicity for his "business". As long as you can solve all your
> problems by firing silver bullets and not using any oracle software
> besides the base releases ... well caveat emptor.


Good point regarding the need to maintain a support contract to install patches, and to access Metalink content - it seems that the article I referenced in my previous reply completely missed that small fact when describing the merits of dismissing Oracle support in favor of support offered by that consulting company.

On that point, I leave you with a final quote, "Oracle does not run in a vacuum.":

Charles Hooper
IT Manager/Oracle DBA
K&M Machine-Fabricating, Inc. Received on Sun Jan 11 2009 - 20:24:02 CST

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