OPATCH Apply fails with Error Code 73 due to subset patch can’t overlay superset patch

(Doc ID 2351848.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 28, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.4 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

Applying DB PSU fails with error as below:

$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch napply /opt/oracle/product/patches/OCT_PSU_2017/26392168 -oh $ORACLE_HOME

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.14
Copyright (c) 2018, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.

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/11.2.0.4/d03inq/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2018-01-21_05-35-09AM_1.log

OPatch failed with error code 73

 

 

Cause

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