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

Last updated on APRIL 06, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Oracle Server Enterprise Edition - Version: 9.2.0.1 to 11.1.0.99
This error can occur while attempting to apply any patch or patchset with the opatch utility.
***Checked for relevance on 03-OCT-2013***


Symptoms

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

example 1
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$ opatch lsinventory
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 1.0.0.0.55
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
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Oracle interim Patch Installer version 10.2.0.3.0
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

Cause

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