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OPatch on 12c gives : cannot create .../PatchSearch.xml ... Permission denied (Doc ID 1626147.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 18, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A 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:   <-- 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:  <-- 9.4 Modifying Oracle Clusterware Binaries After Installation





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