ERROR: "The Oracle Home does not meet OUI version requirement. OPatch failed with error code 73" (Doc ID 729218.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 29, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Universal Installer - Version 1.0.0.0.50 to 12.1.0.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to apply a patch the on 10.1.0.X.X or 9.2.0.X.0 Oracle Home,
opatch failed with the following error :

ApplySession failed:
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The Oracle Home does not meet OUI version requirement.
This OPatch (version 11.1.0.6.3) detects OUI version 10.1.0.5.0 in the home.
It requires OUI version 10.2 or above.

System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

OPatch failed with error code 73



Cause

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