OPATCH Apply fails with Error Code 73 due to subset patch can’t overlay superset patch
(Doc ID 2351848.1)
Last updated on FEBRUARY 22, 2019
Applies to:Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 18.104.22.168 and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Backup Service - Version N/A and later
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Applying DB PSU fails with error as below:
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 22.214.171.124.14
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Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
UtilSession failed: Please rebuild patch 20879889.
Subset patch 20879889 can't overlay superset patch 17478514.
Log file location: /opt/oracle/product/126.96.36.199/d03inq/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-01-21_05-35-09AM_1.log
OPatch failed with error code 73
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