Opatch Fails With Error 'The Patch Directory Area Must Be A Number'

(Doc ID 394601.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 08, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version to
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 13-Oct-2015


Installation of an one-off patch with opatch version fails with errors :

The patch directory area must be a number.
ERROR: OPatch failed because of problems in patch area.

Command syntax :

opatch apply -silent <stage dir>/<patch-id>

opatch -apply -silent /stage/patch/4741897

No log information is written in the directory $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage/<patch-ID>


Sign In with your My Oracle Support account

Don't have a My Oracle Support account? Click to get started

My Oracle Support provides customers with access to over a
Million Knowledge Articles and hundreds of Community platforms