PSU 11.1.0.7.xx Conflict Handling - Proactive Merge Generation - Forms & Reports 11.1.1/11.1.2

(Doc ID 1562351.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.1.0.7 to 11.1.0.7 [Release 11.1]
Oracle Forms - Version 11.1.1.2.0 to 11.1.2.2.0 [Release 11g]
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version 11.1.1.2.0 to 11.1.2.2.0 [Release Oracle11g]
Oracle Reports Developer - Version 11.1.1.2.0 to 11.1.2.2.0 [Release 11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Specific to UNIX platforms.

Goal

IMPORTANT UPDATE

This has been an ongoing issue and is now FIXED:

<Note 2020086.1> Invalid Conflict/Subset - PSU/BP FOR 11.1.0.7 REPLACES 11.1.1.7 CPU/NZ PATCHES WITH 11.1.0.7 FILES

Resolution:


 

THE REST IS FOR HISTORICAL REFERENCE - HOW IT FORMERLY WORKED TO RESOLVE CONFLICTS - NOW REPLACED BY ABOVE

Background Information

Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.x and 11.1.2.x homes have 11.1.0.7 components and may need the Patch Set Update (PSU) 11.1.0.7.xx applied. The PSU for Oracle Database Server 11.1.0.7 has security related 11.1.0.7 updates which also fix some Oracle Forms issues. Oracle Database Server patches include both server and client-side (including middleware) updates. It has become popular to apply the PSU to cover a potential security related issue between Middleware and Database homes when the Database is patched and configured a specific way (See <Note 1493990.1>, "Patching for CVE-2012-3137"). As time progresses, there may be more included security fixes for the Oracle Client 11.1.0.7.

 

Note:
When following Critical Patch Update instructions, Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.x and 11.1.2.x steps refer to Oracle Database 11.1.0.7 steps to apply a Patch Set Update (PSU) for the Oracle Client updates.  Reference:

<Note 1073776.1> - Steps to Maintain Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g Release 1 (11.1.1)
<Note 1373061.1> - Steps to Maintain Oracle Forms & Reports 11g Release 2 (11.1.2)

 

Oracle Forms Requirements

There are two other popular Oracle Forms fixes where a previous one-off for each was supplied. (<Patch 9965029> / <Patch 10407723>). These didn't reach the PSU because they are not security related and/or didn't meet other criteria. The Forms & Reports 11.1.2.1 release actually applies these 11.1.0.7 one-off patches for Oracle Forms by default. If you apply the DB PSU, there will be a conflict with these. If there is a conflict, we normally file a Merge Request, and obtain the new patch required. Note the patches supplied today are no longer combined merges, they are "overlay patches" which get applied on top of the previously applied PSU.

You may get a message from OPatch like this:

Merge Patch needed - Patch [ 10407723 ] conflict with patch(es) [ 16610144 ] in the Oracle Home

or

Merge Patch needed - Patch [ 9965029 ] conflict with patch(es) [ 16610144 ] in the Oracle Home

 

Solution

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