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Warning: Invalid Conflict/Subset/Superset Between DB PSU/SPU/BP and FMW 11.1.1.x Patches (Doc ID 2020086.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 10, 2020

Applies to:

Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Forms - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Security Service - Version to
Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Oracle HTTP Server - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
- This applies to all Oracle Database patches documented for Oracle Fusion Middleware 11g 11.1.1 and 11.1.2 homes.
- Oracle Database Patch Set Updates (PSU), Security Patch Updates (SPU), and Windows Bundles for Critical Patch Update.


Symptoms differ based on version of OPatch, UNIX vs Windows, and order of applying patches. The following are completely false actions and messages from OPatch:

Applying interim patch '17337741' to OH '<INSTANCE_HOME>'
Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
Interim patch 17337741 is a subset of the patch(es) [  18242496 ] in OH
All the fixes of this patch 17337741 is already present in the Oracle Home.
No need to apply this patch.


Variations of the error will occur due to different patch numbers, whether SPU, PSU, or Windows BP is applied; or version of OPatch utility in use. It is recommended to replace the ORACLE_HOME/OPatch with the latest version using <Patch 6880880>. At time of this writing and testing, OPatch is at version


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