Packaging Internals - IPS Finalize Package (Doc ID 797160.1)

Last updated on NOVEMBER 28, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Server - Enterprise Edition - Version: 11.1.0.6 to 11.2.0.1.0 - Release: 11.1 to 11.2
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Goal

Why do we have "IPS FINALIZE PACKAGE" command?

Documentation library describe it as:
"Finalizing means adding to the package any additional trace files", but FINALIZE PACKAGE command has no argument as a file name, but only a number of package.

This note should solve this apparent antagonism and clarify about purpose of "IPS FINALIZE PACKAGE" and explain about packaging internals in general. It turns out that this command is available for compatibilty reasons only and there is NO NEED to run this command manually through ADRCI at any time while standard package creation.

End-Users should better ignore IPS FINALIZE option, because it's an internal functionality that will always trigger automatically at IPS GENERATE if not already run before. Contrary IPS finalize doesn't generate a physical package.

Solution

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