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How to Manually Apply a One-Off Patch to the JDBC Thin Driver or to the Universal Connection Pool When Oracle Client or Database Home Is Not Available To Apply the Patch via OPatch (Doc ID 431463.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 22, 2023

Applies to:

Universal Connection Pool - Version and later
JDBC - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When applying one-off or backport patches to the JDBC Thin driver or to the Universal Connection Pool (UCP) in an Oracle database or client home, the task typically is accomplished using OPatch, similar to other products in the Oracle home.

However, when the JDBC Thin driver or UCP is used as a standalone tool, this method cannot be used.  OPatch relies upon the presence of the Oracle Universal Installer (OUI) and its installation logs.  Since UCP and the JDBC Thin driver consist of JAR files that do not need to be installed, there are no installation logs for OPatch to interact with.

When a backport or one-off patch must be applied to UCP or the JDBC Thin driver, and it is not feasible to install an Oracle client or database home in order to apply the patch via OPatch, there is an alternative available:  manually applying the patch using the steps outlined below.


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