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Information for Unix Patch Bundles (Doc ID 762858.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 23, 2021

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 11.1.0.8 [Release 10.2 to 11.1]
HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Oracle Solaris on SPARC (64-bit)
Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0
HP-UX Itanium
HP-UX ItaniumLinux x86-64Sun Solaris SPARC (64-bit)Oracle Enterprise Linux 4.0HP-UX PA-RISC (64-bit)
This article was created after discussion with Eleanor's team and DB Install YB lead Steve Israel to provide Support community with some direction on the Generic Bundle patches.


Purpose

Beginning with release 10.2.0.3, Oracle Corporation has improved the process whereby interim patches are released for various different database components. The normal method of patching between major patchset releases is to apply an interim patch, also known as a one-off patch, on top of a patchset release. For example, if a customer is on 10.2.0.3, and needs a fix that is scheduled to be included in the 10.2.0.4 patchset, but that patchset is not available yet, or cannot be applied, the customer can request a targeted fix for that particular bug, on their platform. This is known as an interim, or one-off patch.

For detailed information on Oracle policies regarding interim patches, please see <Note 209768.1>.

To improve the efficiency of delivering interim patches to customers on a timely basis, Oracle Corporation has begun proactively creating interim 'bundle' patches, containing targeted fixes for various RDBMS features.

Creating these bundle patches, which are focused on specific areas or features of RDBMS functionality, provides several advantages:


Points Regarding Feature-specific bundle patches:


The following types of bundle patches are available:

Scope

This document answers the questions Support community may have regarding these bundle patches.

Details

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