Using OPatch 10.1 for Oracle Application Server 10g (10.1.2, 10.1.3, 10.1.4) (Doc ID 283367.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 22, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 10.1.2.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10gR2 to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.2.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0
Checked for relevance on 21-Nov-2014


Goal

The purpose of this document is to give a description of Oracle Interim Patch Installer (OPatch) and how to use it with Oracle Application Server 10g Release 2 (10.1.2), Release 3 (10.1.3) , and Identity Management 10g (10.1.4).


IMPORTANT REQUIREMENT TO UPDATE OPATCH:

Updating OPatch to the latest release is a REQUIREMENT for all one-off patches, including the Critical Patch Updates. Without the latest release, the patching may fail due to new functionality introduced.

First, there is a patch required which upgrades the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI <Patch 6640838>). Apply this according to the readme and/or <Note 565374.1>. This updates the OUI Installer files from 10.1.0.5 to 10.1.0.6 and allows certain functions such as applying newer overlay merge patches. (Where you will get an error, "OPATCH_JAVA_ERROR=CheckConflict: OPatch cannot process overlay patches" without 10.1.0.6). Note this updates OPatch to 1.0.0.0.62 but the next step instructs to apply the latest OPatch to avoid some other known issues with newer one-off packages.

When patching Oracle Application Server 10g where the OPatch utility is required, only OPatch 10.1.0.0.0 should be downloaded. It will actually be a version 1.0.0.0.xx, as <Patch:6880880> is used to obtain the latest OPatch utility available. The readme states the actual version which will be downloaded. It should be simply extracted into the Oracle home over the original directory to provide a 1.0.0.0.64+ version - which is required version.

The following is the method to see what version you have installed:
ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch version
See also:

<Note 1591483.1> What is Installed in My Middleware or Oracle home?


ORACLE FUSION MIDDLEWARE 11g and 12c:

<Note 1587524.1> Using OUI NextGen OPatch 13 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 12c (12.1.2+)
<Note 1591487.1> Using OPatch 11.1 for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g (11.1.1/11.1.2)

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