"opatch apply" failed with Error Code 135/ZOP-51 (Doc ID 2102532.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 01, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 to 11.2.0.4 [Release 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Failed to apply PSU patch 11.2.0.4.8 to grid home with traditional way: "opatch apply"

/grid/app/11.2.0.4/grid/OPatch/opatch apply -oh /grid/app/11.2.0.4/grid -local /oracle/software/PSU/21523375
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.12
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The error message:

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ZOP-51: The patch location is not valid for apply, because it doesn't have correct metadata, or it points to a patch directory.
Argument(s) Error... Patch location is not valid for apply

Please check the arguments and try again.

OPatch failed with error code 135

Cause

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