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OpenVMS: List of Patches for Oracle on hp Itanium and Alpha (Doc ID 751537.1)

Last updated on APRIL 14, 2022

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version to [Release 10.2]
HP OpenVMS Alpha
HP OpenVMS Itanium


This document is intended to provide a list of known patches for Oracle on OpenVMS Itanium and Alpha

NOTE: The patches in this note might apply to and later PSUs

Selecting the patch number together with an OpenVMS platform in the 'Patches and Updates', will show which version that patch can be applied to.

If the patch shows, it may or may not clash with a current PSU. If there is a conflict message upon patch install, a Service Request should be opened with Oracle Support, if a workaround for the problem is not available.

This document is intended for Oracle employees and customers.

This document was last updated on October 17th, 2012.

This document does not claim to be complete at any time. It will mainly contain the top patches for this version of Oracle on OpenVMS and list known workarounds.


What is Oracle OpenVMS
-------------------------------------------------- is the first Patchset on top of on OpenVMS Itanium and Alpha. for OpenVMS Itanium and Alpha was released on December 12th, 2008.

The Patchset can be downloaded from My Oracle Support - MOS (formerly Metalink)  from the "Patches & Updates" tab under "Quick Links to: Latest Patchsets, Mini Packs and Maintenance Packs"

Where to find patches

All patches for can be found on MOS.

Please ensure that you are using a current version of UNZIP. Older versions of Unzip may corrupt patch contents.
The currently required unzip version is V6.0 (April 2011).
<Note.1315880.1> VMS: Error installing PSU patch 11725561 for basebug 11724977

See (for older patches)
<Note.468525.1> VMS: Older versions of UNZIP may corrupt patch files

for details of this issue and download locations for  unzip.exe .

Operating System Requirements and Information:

               <Note 403445.1>   OpenVMS 10g Pre-install Checks Script
               <Note:170199.1>   OpenVMS Patches (ECOs) Required for Oracle RDBMS

               <Note 726914.1>   Primary Note for Oracle 10.2 on hp OpenVMS 

               <Note:391778.1>   FAQ for Oracle RDBMS Release 10.2.X for hp  OpenVMS

               <Note.62150.1>    hp Alpha OpenVMS Certification Matrix
               <Note:377470.1>  hp Itanium OpenVMS Certification Matrix

Required reading:

A stand-alone, one-off aka interim patch may conflict with another one-off/interim patch.
For that reason, do not install any one-off patch unless you are experiencing a specific problem.

For our interim patch policy, please see <Note 209768.1>

One-off or interim patches do not have to be installed in chronological order.
What is essential though is to NOT install patches that conflict. Conflicting
patches have one or more modules in common, but contain different fixes.

The patch install script provided with Oracle interim patches will automatically
check for conflicting patches and report any conflicts to your screen. Conflicting
patches, IF you encounter the problems they fix, should be reported to Oracle Support
for resolution.

IMPORTANT Information specific to this Patchset:

                    <Note 754928.1>  Post-Release Update Note for Patch Set on HP OpenVMS
                    <Note 756025.1>  VMS: PATCH_NOTE.HTM for the Patchset on OpenVMS
                    <Note.553812.1> Actions for the DSTv4 update in the patchset

And for some known Installation Issues:

                    <Note.941901.1> Oui Hangs During Oracle Installation On Hp Openvms Alpha
                    <Note.853233.1> VMS The 10gR2 RUNINSTALLER Fails with a DECthreads Bugcheck on OpenVMS Itanium

Generic alerts and issues with Oracle 10G Release 2 please visit:

                    <Note:316900.1> ALERT Oracle 10g Release 2 (10.2) Support Status and Alerts

Generic documentation for Oracle 10G Release 2 can be found at:


OpenVMS specific documentation can be found at:

                   Oracle� Database Administrator's Reference 10g Release 2 (10.2) for hp OpenVMS
                   Part Number B25416-01

                   Oracle� Database Installation Guide 10g Release 2 (10.2) for hp OpenVMS
                   Part Number B25414-01

                   Oracle� Database Release Notes 10g Release 2 (10.2) for hp OpenVMS
                   Part Number B25413-01


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In this Document
 2) Patches that are applicable to both OpenVMS Itanium and Alpha
 2A) Generic bugs (affect all platforms) valid for Itanium and Alpha
 2B) OpenVMS specific bugs backports valid for Itanium and Alpha
 3) Patches that are only applicable to/released on OpenVMS Itanium
 3A) Generic bugs (affect all platforms) backports valid for Itanium
 3B) OpenVMS specific bugs/backports valid for Itanium
 4) Patches that are only applicable to/released on OpenVMS Alpha
 4A) Generic bugs (affect all platforms) backports valid for Alpha
 4B) OpenVMS specific bugs/backports valid for Alpha
 5) OS/Vendor problems affecting Oracle:
 6) Not a bug:
 7) Workaround available:
 8) fixed in or later
 9) Grid Agent /OS patches

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