Datapatch Reports Nothing To Install When Running The Post Install Steps For The PSU (Doc ID 2048492.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

After installing a later PSU release onto an installation containing an earlier PSU release, datapatch reports there is nothing to install or rollback.  For example, after installing 12.1.0.2.4 DBPSU on a 2 node RAC installation which originally has 12.1.0.2.3 DBPSU installed.  

Current state of SQL patches:
Patch 20415564 (Database PSU 12.1.0.2.3, Oracle JavaVM Component (Apr2015)):
  Installed in binary and the SQL registry
Bundle series PSU:
  ID 4 in the binary registry and ID 4 in the SQL registry

Adding patches to installation queue and performing prereq checks...
Installation queue:
  Nothing to roll back
  Nothing to apply

 

Changes

 Installed 12.1.0.2.4 DBPSU on a 2 node RAC installation which originally has 12.1.0.2.3 DBPSU installed. 

Cause

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