Install Fails Applying OFSAA 5.5 Service Pack to Web Server-Only Tier in Multi-Tier Environment

(Doc ID 1330718.1)

Last updated on JULY 13, 2011

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Funds Transfer Pricing - Version: 5.2.2 to 5.5 - Release: 5 to 5
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure - Version: 7.2.8 and later    [Release: 7 and later]
Oracle Financial Services Asset Liability Management - Version: 5.2.2 to 5.5   [Release: 5 to 5]
Oracle Financial Services Profitability Management - Version: 5.2.2 to 5.5   [Release: 5 to 5]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA)

Symptoms

When applying Oracle Financial Services Profitability Management (PFT) 5.5 Service Pack patch 12434987, Asset Liability Management (ALM) 5.5 Service Pack patch 12529364 and/or Funds Transfer Pricing (FTP) 5.5 Service Pack patch 12529459 to a web server-only tier/node of a multi-tier/node environment, the install process ends immediately and there are only a few messages in the log. 

Example for FTP:

#--- Thu Jun 9 19:58:44 EDT 2011
***********************************************************************
Applying Patch
***********************************************************************
[ 2011.06.09-19.58.44 ] ----- Creating backup folder : /app/ofsaa72/FTP_OFSAAINFOD_2011.06.09-19.58.44
[ 2011.06.09-19.58.44 ] ----- FTP is found. So proceeding with Service Pack installation...
[ 2011.06.09-19.58.44 ] ----- Oracle Version is : OraclegR
[ 2011.06.09-19.58.44 ] ----- CTRL characters removal started ...
[ 2011.06.09-19.58.44 ] ----- CTRL characters removal over ...
***********************************************************************
Patch application completed
***********************************************************************

None of the files are copied from the FTP, ALM or PFT Service Packs to the $FIC_HOME.

Also, there may be additional errors in the $FIC_HOME/AplicationServicePack.log file.

Note: The web server tier only contains the web server and does not have an Oracle Client installed as it is not a requirement in the Technology Stack matrix.

Steps to Reproduce:
  1. Go the directory where the Service Pack is unzipped on the web server
  2. Run chmod 777 * against all files
  3. Remove control characters from text files
  4. Execute the install: ./install.sh
The install fails immediately.

Cause

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