Trying to Recompile Invalid Package (DBMS_SPACE) Fails with ORA-21700 (Doc ID 401795.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 21-Sep-2016***

Symptoms

DBMS_SPACE (or any other catalog object) is invalid and trying to recompile it fails with:
ORA-21700: object does not exist or is marked for delete
Any other operation related to this package (drop package) fails with the same error message.

Cause

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