ORA-29509: Incorrectly Formed Java Binary Class Definition While Upgrading Database From 11G to 12.2

(Doc ID 2349696.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 19, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.2.0.1 and later
Oracle Solaris on x86-64 (64-bit)

Symptoms

While upgrading Oracle database from 11.2.0.4 to 12.2.0.1 with following patch binaries applied to the target home ;
COMBO OF OJVM RU COMPONENT 12.2.0.1.171017 + DBRU 12.2.0.1.171017, upgrade fails with ORA-29509: incorrectly formed Java binary class definition.

Issue happens only if the patch is applied in the binary level and upgraded the DB from 11g to 12.2.0.1

Cause

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