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Opatch Failed With "Unable to lock Central Inventory. error code 73" (Doc ID 1322676.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 03, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 and later
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 Backup Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms



Running "opatch lsinventory" reports the following error:

ERROR
-----------------------
Unable to lock Central Inventory. OPatch will attempt to re-lock.
Do you want to proceed? [y|n]
n
User Responded with: N
Unable to lock Central Inventory. Stop trying per user-request?
LsInventorySession failed: Unable to lock Central Inventory. Stop trying per user-request?

OPatch failed with error code 73


In /etc/oraInst.loc, it provides the "inventory_loc" like
inventory_loc= /home/oracle/oraInst.loc

Cause

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