Asset Liability Management 5.6 Patch is Failing During Installation With @LongLink: Permission denied Errors (Doc ID 1351908.1)

Last updated on JULY 31, 2012

Applies to:

Oracle Financial Services Asset Liability Management - Version: 5.6 and later   [Release: 5 and later ]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications Infrastructure (OFSAAI) - Version 7.2
Oracle Financial Services Analytical Applications (OFSAA) - Version 5.6

Symptoms

On Oracle Financial Services Asset Liability Management (ALM) 5.6, when attempting to apply  <Patch: 12721243>, the following error occurs:

ERROR
tar: can't create ././@LongLink: Permission denied
tar: can't create adminbi/bidata/web/catalog/FusionAdmin/root/shared/object+registration+/_portal/object+registration: Is a directory

The same error occurs when attempting unzip manually using tar -xvf ServicePackFiles.tar >> untar.log command.

STEPS
The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Launch ./install.sh after unzipping the p12721243_55_Generic.zip file.
==> The error appears.

Cause

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