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Using Opatch to Apply Patch 16546129 Gets " OPatch failed with error code 73" (Doc ID 1563847.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version and later
Oracle JDeveloper - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


The standalone Opatch is used to apply the upgrade patch, and gets the following error:

Oracle Standalone Interim Patch Installer version
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Oracle Home : /<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>/oracle_common
Central Inventory: /<HOME_FOLDER>/oraInventory
From : /etc/oraInst.loc
OPatch version :
OUI version :
OUI location : /<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>/oracle_common/oui
Log file location : /<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>/oracle_common/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2013-06-21_14-28-52PM.log

Applying interim patch '16546129' to OH '/<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>/oracle_common'
OPatchSession can NOT load Oracle HOME /<MIDDLEWARE_HOME>/oracle_common Inventory . Possible causes are:
No read or write permission to ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
Central Inventory is locked by another OUI instance
No read permission to Central Inventory
The lock file exists in ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
The Oracle Home does not exist in Central Inventory

ApplySession failed: ApplySession failed to prepare the system. Unable to create patchObject
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

OPatch failed with error code 73




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