Significance of oraInst.loc When Installing Oracle Products and Applying Patches

(Doc ID 418537.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release AS10gR2 to Oracle11g]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Generic Linux
Generic UNIX

Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version:


You are planning to apply one-off Patch or you are planning to install the latest Patchset
and the oraInst.loc (Oracle Inventory Pointer) is not located in  /var/opt/oracle or /etc.

How to tell OPatch or the OUI (Oracle Universal Installer) where to find the oraInst.loc file?


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