Copy Action: Directory is not writeable:Getting permission issue while applying BP on GI Home (Doc ID 2255065.1)

Last updated on MAY 10, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Exadata Storage Server Software - Version 12.1.2.3.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When applying a patch to the GI or RDBMS home patching fails with directory not writable errors

Example

[oracle@Node-01]$ /orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2/OPatch/opatch napply -oh /orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2 -local -silent /u01/patches/BP/24968615/24828643
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 12.2.0.1.8
Copyright (c) 2017, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.

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Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
Prerequisite check "CheckApplicable" failed.
The details are:

Patch 24828643:
Copy Action: Directory is not writeable: "/orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2"
'oracle.usm, 12.1.0.2.0': Cannot copy file from 'oracleacfs.ko' to '/orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2/usm/install/Novell/SLE S12/x86_64/SP1/3.12.49-11/default/bin/oracleacfs.ko'
Copy Action: Directory is not writeable: "/orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2"
'oracle.usm, 12.1.0.2.0': Cannot copy file from 'oracleadvm.ko' to '/orabase1/app/12.1.0.2/grid_2/usm/install/Novell/SLE S12/x86_64/SP1/3.12.49-11/default/bin/oracleadvm.ko'

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OPatch failed with error code 73

Changes

 Applying bundle patch on RDBMS or GI home

Cause

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