OPatch/OPatchauto/DBCA throws “Unparseable date” error for TZ entries like AEST/AEDT in comps.xml (Doc ID 2178555.1)

Last updated on MAY 02, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

I) In 12c, 'opatch lsinventory' fails with "Unparseable date AEST" error as shown below

sInstallTime = >2016.Aug.10 06:07:11 AEST<
java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: “2016.Aug.10 06:07:11 AEST”
at java.text.DateFormat.parse(DateFormat.java:337)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiCompsXMLHandler$OiiiInstallCompElementHandler.onStart(OiiiCompsXMLHandler.java:923)
at oracle.sysman.oix.oixs.OixsElementHandler.startElement(OixsElementHandler.java:140)
at oracle.sysman.oix.oixs.OixsDefaultHandler.startElement(OixsDefaultHandler.java:109)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.XMLContentHandler.startElement(XMLContentHandler.java:182)
at oracle.xml.parser.v2.NonValidatingParser.parseElement(NonValidatingParser.java:1635)

OR
java.text.ParseException: Unparseable date: "2016.Dec.10 20:36:29 AEDT"
at java.text.DateFormat.parse(DateFormat.java:337)
at oracle.sysman.oii.oiii.OiiiCompsXMLHandler$OiiiInstallCompElementHandler.onStart(OiiiCompsXMLHandler.java:923)
at oracle.sysman.oix.oixs.OixsElementHandler.startElement(OixsElementHandler.java:140)
at oracle.sysman.oix.oixs.OixsDefaultHandler.startElement(OixsDefaultHandler.java:109)

 II) OPatchauto fails with below error (while running lsinventory in the last phase)

Execution of [OracleHomeLSInventoryGrepAction] patch action failed, check log for more details. Failures:

---------------------------Patching Failed---------------------------------
Command execution failed during patching in home: /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid, host: test01.
Command failed: /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/OPatch/opatch lsinventory -invPtrLoc /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid/oraInst.loc -oh /u01/app/12.1.0.2/grid | grep 21436941
Command failure output:

After fixing the cause of failure Run opatchauto resume with session id "1CXR"

2016-11-09 11:15:01,876 SEVERE [33] com.oracle.cie.wizard.internal.engine.WizardControllerEngine - Wizard error cause
com.oracle.cie.wizard.tasks.TaskExecutionException: OPATCHAUTO-68128: Patch action execution failed.
OPATCHAUTO-68128: Failed to execute patch actions for goal finalize:finalize
2016-11-09 11:15:01,914 SEVERE [1] com.oracle.glcm.patch.auto.OPatchAuto - OPatchAuto failed.

OPATCHAUTO-68061: The orchestration engine failed.
OPATCHAUTO-68061: The orchestration engine failed with return code 1
OPATCHAUTO-68061: Check the log for more details.

 III) When invoking DBCA/DBUA, it throws “Unparseable date” error for TZ entries like AEST in comps.xml

Cause

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