Patchset FAQ (Doc ID 552777.1)

Last updated on JUNE 14, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 9.2 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal


Q1. What is a patchset?

Q2. Describe how to  search and download Oracle database server patchset  from Metalink?

Q3. Which patchset should be applied to upgrade the Oracle database client?

Q4. Does applying a patchset remove all the applied patches (interim and CPU) on the previous version?

Q5. Is it required to install the all  intermediate patchset before installing the latest patchest?

Q6. What is a terminal patchset?

Q7. Will the CPU be included in a future patchset?

Q8. Is it possible to downgrade/rollback a patchset?


Solution

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