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OPatch Failed To Locate The Central Inventory - Error Code 73 (Corrupted OraInst.loc) (Doc ID 433424.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 27, 2019

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 17-Dec-2013***


The command "opatch lsinventory" fails with error code 73:

% opatch lsinventory
Invoking OPatch

Oracle interim Patch Installer version
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Oracle Home : /opt/oracle/product/10.2.0
Central Inventory : /opt/oracle/oraInventory_10.2.0
from : /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc
OPatch version :
OUI version :
OUI location : /opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/oui
Log file location : /opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2007-05-24_10-28-16AM.log

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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