OPatch on 12c gives : cannot create .../PatchSearch.xml ... Permission denied

(Doc ID 1626147.1)

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Grid Infrastructure

Unzip of latest OPatch utility onto a 12c Grid Infrastructure (GI) home fails with permission denied while trying to create the file PatchSearch.xml under the GI_HOME directory:


Additional information

* Ref: https://updates.oracle.com/download/6880880.html   <-- OPatch patch of version for Oracle software releases 12.1.0.x (OCT 2013)?
* This does work on or earlier versions.
* If the GI_HOME is unlocked, then it works but unlocking the GI_HOME requires the GI stack to be brought down.
   For details to unlock the gi_home, see: http://docs.oracle.com/cd/E16655_01/install.121/e17888/postinst.htm#CWLIN344  <-- 9.4 Modifying Oracle Clusterware Binaries After Installation



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