Applying Patch Via OPatch to OAS 10g - Patch Directory Area Must be a Number : Opatch Returns With Error Code = 170 (Doc ID 369555.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 05, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 9.0.4.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0 [Release AS10g to AS10gR3]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.0.4.0.0 to 10.1.4.3.0
Checked for relevance on 21-May-2008
Checked for relevance on 28-May-2009


Symptoms

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

E:\patches\p123456_9042_WINNT\123456>

The lsinventory command ran successfully.

The OUI lists this Oracle Home as an Installed Product. This means that the Central Inventory location is correct.

Cause

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