Applying Patch Via OPatch to OAS 10g - Patch Directory Area Must be a Number : Opatch Returns With Error Code = 170
Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016
Applies to:Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 126.96.36.199.0 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
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Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 188.8.131.52.0 to 10.1.4.3.0
Checked for relevance on 21-May-2008
Checked for relevance on 28-May-2009
Trying to apply a patch packaged with OPatch to an Oracle Application Server 10g
Getting Error running opatch apply from E:\patches\p123456_9042_WINNT\123456
Error:The patch directory area must be a number.
ERROR: OPatch failed because of problems in patch area.
OPatch returns with error code = 170
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