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datapatch fails with Error:" patch : Error reading descriptor from registry: File does not exist: ????????????????" (Doc ID 2968041.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 06, 2023

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 19.20.0.0.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

datapatch fails with below error as shown in sqlpatch_invocation.log:

Error: prereq checks failed!

patch 31219897: Error reading descriptor from registry: File does not exist:
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
..
patch 31281355: Error reading descriptor from registry: File does not exist:
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
..
Prereq check failed, exiting without installing any patches.
*** START final state end of patching *


sqlpatch_debug.log also shows:

load_patch_metadata entry for ID 31219897/23633210
descriptor_len: 565
load_patch_metadata sql row:
$VAR1 = 'Data::Dumper';
$VAR2 = {
  'ACTION' => 'ROLLBACK',
  'DESCRIPTION' => 'OJVM RELEASE UPDATE: 19.8.0.0.200714 (31219897)',
  'FLAGS' => 'NJ',
  'PATCH_DESCRIPTOR' =>
'??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
.....
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????',
  'PATCH_ID' => '31219897',
  'PATCH_TYPE' => 'INTERIM',
  'PATCH_UID' => '23633210',
  'STATUS' => 'SUCCESS'
};


[2023-08-07 12:58:08] load_patch_metadata entry for ID 31281355/23703164
[2023-08-07 12:58:08] descriptor_len: 19819
[2023-08-07 12:58:08] load_patch_metadata sql row:
[2023-08-07 12:58:08] $VAR1 = 'Data::Dumper';
$VAR2 = {
  'ACTION' => 'APPLY',
  'DESCRIPTION' => 'Database Release Update : 19.8.0.0.200714 (31281355)',
  'FLAGS' => 'N',
  'PATCH_DESCRIPTOR' =>
'??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
.....
??????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????',
  'PATCH_ID' => '31281355',
  'PATCH_TYPE' => 'RU',
  'PATCH_UID' => '23703164',
  'STATUS' => 'SUCCESS'
};

 

 

 

 

 

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