(IBM Power Based Linux) "OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory.OPatch failed with error code 104" (Doc ID 437026.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 10.2.0.1.0 and later
IBM: Linux on POWER Big Endian Systems

***Checked for relevance on 06-OCT-2015***

Symptoms

On these platforms (IBM Power Based Linux) "opatch lsinventory" or "opatch lsinventory -detail" is
throwing the following error  even though there is a valid oraInst.loc file in "/etc".

Invoking OPatch 10.2.0.3.1
Oracle interim Patch Installer version
10.2.0.3.1
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Oracle Home : /data/oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_2
Central Inventory : n/a
from :
OPatch version : 10.2.0.3.1
OUI version : 10.2.0.2.0
OUI location : /data/oracle/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_2/oui
Log file location : n/a

OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory.
OPatch failed with error code 104

But "opatch lsinventory -invPtrLoc /etc/oraInst.loc" works fine




Cause

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