Exalytics and OBIEE 11g - OVD Patch 21895214 Install Fails with Errors "OUI-67077...OUI-67075:Failed to load the patch object...The specified path is not an interim Patch shiphome"

(Doc ID 2232019.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Virtual Directory - Version 11.1.1.9.0 and later
Business Intelligence Suite Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.1.9.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When applying mandatory Oracle Virtual Directory (OVD) <Patch 21895214> on an OBIEE 11.1.1.9.X environment, the patch install fails with errors:

[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] Session is apply
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] OPatch invoked as follows: 'apply -invPtrLoc /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1//oraInst.loc '
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] OUI-67077:
  Oracle Home : /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1
  Central Inventory : /dev/exalytics/oraInventory
  from : /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1//oraInst.loc
  OPatch version : 11.1.0.10.3
  OUI version : 11.1.0.9.0
  OUI location : /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1//oui
  Log file location : /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2017-02-07_20-57-10PM_1.log
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] Patch history file: /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch_history.txt
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] OPatch detects the Middleware Home as "/dev/exalytics/bi"
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] Starting ApplySession at Tue Feb 07 20:57:16 CST 2017
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] Starting Apply Session at Tue Feb 07 20:57:16 CST 2017
[Feb 7, 2017 8:57:16 PM] OUI-67075:Failed to load the patch object. Possible causes are:
  The specified path is not an interim Patch shiphome
  Meta-data files are missing from the patch area
  Patch location = /dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1/OPatch/bug21895214
  Details = PatchObject constructor: Input file "/dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1/OPatch/bug21895214/etc/config/actions" or "/dev/exalytics/bi/Oracle_BI1/OPatch/bug21895214/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.

This problem occurred on an Exalytics server with OBIEE 11.1.1.9.161018, but the issue could occur on any OBIEE 11.1.1.9.X environment.

Cause

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