Advanced Replication - Dbms_defer_sys.purge Getting ORA-01031 after upgrade to 12c (Doc ID 2041280.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 06, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Advanced replication - while executing dbms_defer_sys.purge getting ORA-1031: insufficient privileges error after database upgrade from 11g to 12c.

Connected as REPADMIN


declare rc binary_integer; begin rc := sys.dbms_defer_sys.purge( delay_seconds=>0); end;
/

error:
ORA-01031: insufficient privileges
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOGREP_UTIL", line 569
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_LOGREP_UTIL", line 593
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_REPCAT_ADMIN", line 221
ORA-06512: at "SYS.DBMS_DEFER_SYS", line 506

No changes in grants, also tried to grant execute on the above packages - but did not work.
however this works fine with SYS user.

Cause

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