Unable to Successfully Apply Patch to a Client-only ORACLE_HOME when using Opatch

(Doc ID 1235595.1)

Last updated on APRIL 24, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version: to - Release: 10.2 to 10.2
IBM z/OS on System z


Using Opatch, or a later version. to apply a patch to a Client-only ORACLE_HOME that has an earlier patch applied, a failure occurs during the prerequisite checks when auto-rollback of the earlier patch is attempted. Errors of the following form are generated, and Opatch terminates with error code 74:

Prerequisite check "CheckRollbackable" on auto-rollback patches failed.
The details are:

Patch <earlier-patch#>:
Archive Action: Source file
"<ORACLE_HOME>/.patch_storage/<earlier-patch#>_Mon_dd_YYYY_hh_00_00/files/rdbms/lib/libdbtools10.a/ulpvd.o" does not exists.
'oracle.rdbms.util,': Cannot update file '<ORACLE_HOME>/rdbms/lib/libdbtools10.a' with '/ulpvd.o'

ApplySession failed during prerequisite checks: Prerequisite check
"CheckRollbackable" on auto-rollback patches failed.
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system


Opatch has been upgraded to version or later,  from an earlier version, e.g


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