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VMS: Older versions of UNZIP may corrupt patch files (Doc ID 468525.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Oracle Database Cloud Schema Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Express Cloud Service - Version N/A and later
Oracle Database Exadata Cloud Machine - Version N/A and later
Oracle Cloud Infrastructure - Database Service - Version N/A and later
HP OpenVMS Alpha




While installing the CPUOCT2007 patch for Oracle RDBMS on OpenVMS Alpha the following errors are displayed to the screen:

$ @install_patch
%RMS-W-RTB, 32575 byte record too large for user's buffer
%DCL-W-UNDSYM, undefined symbol - check validity and spelling


ERROR: Missing or invalid patch information:

Patch number is missing
Base bug number "" is not an integer
Patch type is missing
Patch date is missing
Product is missing
RDBMS version is missing
RAC option is missing


An additional symptom is:

The file PRODUCT_LIST.DAT has the wrong record attributes as shown below.

Record format: Stream_LF, maximum 0 bytes, longest 0 bytes

The file format for PRODUCT_LIST.DAT should be

Record format: Variable length, maximum 255 bytes, longest 93 bytes

Another possible error you may receive is:

Installing CPUApr2008 Patch 6888836 for base Bug 6864071 ...
%LIBRAR-E-RECTYP, illegal record type (63) in module in ORA_ROOT[PATCHES.PATCH


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