OPatch Is Failing With "org.xml.sax.SAXParseException" XML-20108: (Fatal Error) (Doc ID 1365569.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 15, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 10.1.0.5 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 10.1 to 11.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.8 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms


You may receive the following error while running:

: opatch lsinventory

org.xml.sax.SAXParseException: <Line 2, Column 1>: XML-20108: (Fatal Error) Start of root element expected.
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.XMLError.flushErrorHandler(XMLError.java:415)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.XMLError.flushErrors1(XMLError.java:284)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.NonValidatingParser.parseRootElement(NonValidatingParser.java:331)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.NonValidatingParser.parseDocument(NonValidatingParser.java:293)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.XMLParser.parse(XMLParser.java:209)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiOracleHomeInfoXMLReader.updateHomeProperties(OiiiOracleHomeInfoXMLReader.java:86)

Cause

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