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" Cannot update file" Error when Applying One-Off with OPatch (Doc ID 1568102.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 15, 2024

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Enterprise Manager for Fusion Middleware - Version to
Oracle Forms - Version to [Release]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
- This will only occur on UNIX/Linux platforms
- Solution for and


The following error occurs when you are using OPatch to apply a one-off patch to an Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 ( installation:

Jar Action: Destination File

<file_name> does not exists or is not writeable

<package_name>, Cannot update file

This failure may happen in any Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g ( installed home, where oracle_common exists. It may happen with any one-off patch, depending on which files need to be updated. Below is an error stack for an Oracle Enterprise Manager Fusion Middleware Control (fmwc) patch:



- Installed Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 ( or applied Patch Set 6 ( to an existing installation.

- Installed Oracle Forms & Reports 11g Release 2 ( or applied Patch Set 2 ( to an existing installation.


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