Datapatch Fails with Error:”open2: IO::Pipe: Can’t spawn-NOWAIT: No such file or directory $ORACLE_HOME\\rdbms\admin/catcon.pm” (Doc ID 1989321.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 29, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 and later
Microsoft Windows x64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

Datapatch Fails with Error:”open2: IO::Pipe: Can’t spawn-NOWAIT: No such file or directory $ORACLE_HOME\\rdbms\admin/catcon.pm”

Example:
Executing Datapatch command for bundle patch 20315685 (12.1.0.2.2)  fails with error:

D:\oracle\product\12.1.0.2\dbhome_1\OPatch>datapatch -verbose
SQL Patching tool version 12.2.0.0.0 on Thu Feb 26 12:26:18 2015
Copyright (c) 2014, Oracle. All rights reserved.
Connecting to database…OK
catcon: ALL catcon-related output will be written to C:\temp/sqlpatch_catcon__catcon_10336.lst
catcon: See C:\temp/sqlpatch_catcon_*.log files for output generated by scripts
catcon: See C:\temp/sqlpatch_catcon__*.lst files for spool files, if any
open2: IO::Pipe: Can’t spawn-NOWAIT: No such file or directory at D:\oracle\product\12.1.0.2\dbhome_1\\rdbms\admin/catcon.pm line 470

 

 

Cause

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