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Significance of oraInst.loc When Installing Oracle Products and Applying Patches (Doc ID 418537.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 05, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Cloud Exadata Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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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