Tuxedo Patch Install Failed With OPatch Error Code 73 Cannot Load Inventory For The Given Oracle Home

(Doc ID 2231230.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Tuxedo - Version 12.1.3 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


On :
IBM AIX 7.1 on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Oracle Tuxedo, Version, 64-bit, Patch Level (none)
PeopleTools 8.55

Oracle Home       : /mytuxoraclehome
Central Inventory : /oracle/oraInventory  from: /etc/oraInst.loc
OPatch version    :
OUI version       :
 OUI location      : /mytuxoraclehome/oui

When attempting to apply/install Tuxedo rolling patch RP078 using /mytuxoraclehome/Opatch/opatch the following error occurs as part of the stdout:

         OPatchSession cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home /mytuxoraclehome. 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 lock Central Inventory.  Stop trying per user-request?
         System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system
         OPatch failed with error code 73





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