Opatch Conflict Check Fails with Error: "Exception occured : The patch to be applied has an earlier creation date than its OracleHome oneoff counterpart". (Doc ID 1569611.1)

Last updated on MAY 25, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.2.0 and later
Oracle Database - Standard Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Generic UNIX

Symptoms

Opatch conflict check fails with below errors:

Invoking prereq "checkconflictagainstohwithdetail"
Prereq "checkConflictAgainstOHWithDetail"not executed
Unable to create Patch Object.
Exception occured : The patch to be applied has an earlier creation date than its OracleHome oneoff counterpart. The patchs ID is: {0} The patchs date is: 29 Mar 2012, 07:12:48 hrs PST8PDT. Check the patch to be applied for validity.

Cause

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