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 10.1.2.0.0 to 11.1.2.0.0 [Release AS10gR2 to Oracle11g]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Generic Linux
Generic UNIX

Oracle Application Server 10g Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.1.2.0.0


Goal

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?

Solution

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