Warning: Invalid Conflict/Subset/Superset Between DB PSU/SPU/BP and FMW 11.1.1.x Patches

(Doc ID 2020086.1)

Last updated on APRIL 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Fusion Middleware - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Oracle HTTP Server - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Web Cache - Version to [Release Oracle11g]
Oracle Internet Directory - Version to [Release 11g]
Oracle Forms - Version to [Release 11g]
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 '/refresh/clas111a/Middleware/as_1'
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.

! If this message is accepted, the proper files will not be in place for SSL security and other fixes !


Conflicts/Supersets for each patch are:
Patch : 20420391
       Bug Superset of 17337741
        Super set bugs are:
        16212405,  12796518
Interim patch 20420391 is a superset of the patch(es) [  17337741 ] in the Oracle Home
 OPatch will roll back the subset patches and apply the given patch.

! It then proceeds to apply incorrect files to the home !


! This is an invalid conflict and merge request cannot be performed between and patches !


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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