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Applying WebLogic Server PSU (July 2018 or Later) with OPatch 13.9.4 Fails saying "Conflicts/Supersets" or "error code 73" (Doc ID 2437460.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 19, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle WebLogic Server - Version to [Release 12c]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Patches 27912627 27438258 27342434 26997044 28298734


When attempting to apply WebLogic Server(WLS) Patch Set Update(PSU) July 2018+(meaning, or Later), OPatch reports Conflicts/Supersets against older PSUs.

Note: Your OPatch output may differ(from below examples) depending on which PSUs you have applied. The key is to look for the following in the OPatch output.
"Bug Superset of <PatchNumber>"  Where the PatchNumber is an older PSU.
"Following patches have conflicts: [ PatchNumber1 ]" Where the PatchNumber1 is the current PSU being applied.

Example from Jan 2020 PSU (191217)



 The environment has been patched with WLS PSUs from previous CPU release cycles.


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