Error When Applying a Patch: java.lang.RuntimeException: ArchiveAction::apply() failed: "ar: read error (Doc ID 565601.1)

Last updated on JUNE 01, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 10.2.0.1 to 10.2.0.4
This problem can occur on any platform.

Symptoms

-- Problem Statement:

When attempting to install a patch using opatch, the following error occurs:

Patching component oracle.rdbms, 10.2.0.3.0...
INFO:Updating archive file "/u/app/oracle/product/10.2/lib/libserver10.a" with
"lib/libserver10.a/qmurd.o"
INFO:Start Archive Action at Wed Mar 26 09:38:58 EST 2008
INFO:Finish Archive Action at Wed Mar 26 09:39:00 EST 2008
INFO:Stack Description: java.lang.RuntimeException: ArchiveAction::apply() failed: "ar: read error
"
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ArchiveAction.apply(ArchiveAction.java:1714)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ApplySession.modifySystem(ApplySession.java:1207)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ApplySession.apply(ApplySession.java:915)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ApplySession.processLocal(ApplySession.java:4159)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ApplySession.process(ApplySession.java:5238)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.ApplySession.process(ApplySession.java:5146)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.OPatchACL.processApply(OPatchACL.java:251)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.opatchutil.NApply.process(NApply.java:1901)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.opatchutil.OUSession.napply(OUSession.java:662)
INFO:StackTrace: sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke0(Native Method)
INFO:StackTrace: sun.reflect.NativeMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(NativeMethodAccessorImpl.java:39)
INFO:StackTrace:
sun.reflect.DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.invoke(DelegatingMethodAccessorImpl.java:25)
INFO:StackTrace: java.lang.reflect.Method.invoke(Method.java:324)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.UtilSession.process(UtilSession.java:288)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.OPatchSession.main(OPatchSession.java:1801)
INFO:StackTrace: oracle.opatch.OPatch.main(OPatch.java:570)
INFO:
The following actions have failed:
WARNING:OUI-67124:Archive not applied
/u/app/oracle/product/10.2/patch/6646853/6121242/files/lib/libserver10.a/qmurd.o to
/u/app/oracle/product/10.2/lib/libserver10.a... ''

Cause

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