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opatch apply fails with Copy Action: Destination File "$ORACLE_HOME/..<file_name>" does not exists or is not writeable. (Doc ID 1498065.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 08, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 11.1.0.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

opatch apply fails with following errors:

$ opatch apply

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.0
Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle Corporation.  All rights reserved.
.
.
Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
Prerequisite check "CheckApplicable" failed.
The details are:

Patch 13696216:
ArchiveAction: Destination File "$ORACLE_HOME/rdbms/lib/libperfsrv11.a" does not exists or is not writeable
'oracle.rdbms, 11.2.0.3.0': Cannot update file '$ORACLE_HOME/libperfsrv11.a' with '/qcodfdef_PERF.o'

The details are:

Patch 13923374:
ArchiveAction: Destination File "$ORACLE_HOME/lib/libnid.a" does not exists or is not writeable
'oracle.rdbms, 11.2.0.3.0': Cannot update file '$ORACLE_HOME/libnid.a' with '/kunid.o'

UtilSession failed:
Prerequisite check "CheckApplicable" failed.
Log file location: $ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch<timestamp>_1.log

OPatch failed with error code 73

 

$opatch apply
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 12.2.0.1.14
Copyright (c) 2018, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.
Oracle Home : /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/desa
Central Inventory : /u01/app/oraInventory
from : /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/desa/oraInst.loc
OPatch version : 12.2.0.1.14
OUI version : 12.2.0.1.4
Log file location : /u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/desa/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-08-01_12-25-56PM_1.log

Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks…
Prerequisite check “CheckApplicable” failed.
The details are:

Patch 26518812:
Copy Action: Destination File “/u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/desa/rdbms/admin/preupgrade_messages.properties” is not writeable.
‘oracle.rdbms.dbscripts, 12.2.0.1.0’: Cannot copy file from ‘preupgrade_messages.properties’ to ‘/u01/app/oracle/product/12.2.0/desa/rdbms/admin/preupgrade_messages.properties’

OPatch failed with error code 73

 

Note: These are just an example this could happen for other files as well.

Changes

 

Cause

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