Opatch Failed With Error Code 73 : Corrupted OraInst.loc (Doc ID 471738.1)

Last updated on MAY 31, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.1 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 31-Jul-2010***


Symptoms

When applying a patch on top of 10.2.0.3 opatch is returning :

 

Inventory load failed... OPatch cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home.
Possible causes are:
Oracle Home dir. path does not exist in Central Inventory
Oracle Home is a symbolic link
Oracle Home inventory is corrupted
LsInventorySession failed: OracleHomeInventory::load() gets null oracleHomeInfo
OPatch failed with error code 73

Cause

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