OPatch Apply/Rollback Errors: 'Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed' (Doc ID 747049.1)

Last updated on MAY 29, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 9.2.0.1 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 9.2 to 11.2]
Siebel CRM - Version 8.1.1.11 [IP2013] to 8.1.1.11 [IP2013] [Release V8]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 12.1.0.2 to 12.1.0.2 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
Checked for relevance on 11-Jan-2012



Symptoms

While trying to apply or rollback any patch using OPatch, it fails with the following error:

Linux/Unix:

%opatch apply
or
%opatch rollback -id <patch>

Running prerequisite checks...


Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
The details are:


Following executables are active :
/opt/oracle/product/10.2.0/bin/oracle

ApplySession failed during prerequisite checks: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
System intact, OPatch will not attempt to restore the system

OPatch failed with error code 74

 Windows:

INFO:Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.
The details are:

Following files are active :
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orageneric11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oraclient11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orapls11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oracommon11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oraxml11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oranhost11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oran11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oranro11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orantcp11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orazt11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orahasgen11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oci.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orasql11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oraldapclnt11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\oraztkg11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orannzsbb11.dll
G:\Oracle\product\11.2.0\dbhome_1\bin\orasnls11.dll
SEVERE:OUI-67074:ApplySession failed during prerequisite checks: Prerequisite check "CheckActiveFilesAndExecutables" failed.

 

Cause

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