Patch apply error: ar: 0707-114 The fread system call failed. (Doc ID 836618.1)

Last updated on APRIL 09, 2015

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 10.2.0.3 to 10.2.0.4 [Release 10.2]
Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version 11.2.0.3 to 11.2.0.3 [Release 11.2]
IBM AIX on POWER Systems (64-bit)
IBM AIX Based Systems (64-bit)
Problem has been observed on AIX 5L 10.2.0.4

Symptoms

While trying to apply a recent patchset onto a 10.2.0.3 or 10.2.0.4 oracle home, you may get
the error:
ApplySession for patch ID '<patch number>': Could not back up following actions for patch rollback:
1) File not backed up from
$ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage/<patch number>/scratch/kupp.o to
$ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage/<patch number>/files/lib/libserver10.
a/kupp.o... 'ar: Error 0
ar: 0707-114 The fread system call failed.


Cause

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