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Strategies for a Corrupted Oracle Central Inventory (Doc ID 414600.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 01, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: to
This error can occur while attempting to apply any patch or patchset with the opatch utility.


The command "opatch lsinventory" or "opatch lsinventory -detail" errors out as follows:

example 1
$ opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version
Can not get details for given Oracle Home
LsInventory: OPatch Exception while accessing O2O
OPATCH_JAVA_ERROR : An exception of type "OPatchException" has occurred:
OPatch Exception:
Can not get details for given Oracle Home

example 2
Oracle interim Patch Installer version
OPatch failed to locate Central Inventory.
Possible causes are:
The Central Inventory is corrupted
The oraInst.loc file specified is not valid.
LsInventorySession failed: OracleHomeInventory::createInventoryObj() gets a null OiicStandardInventorySession object
OPatch failed with error code 73




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