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

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
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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/

OPatch failed with error code 73




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