R12: Applying a patch to 10.1.2 $ORACLE_HOME via opatch is failing with error "OPatch failed because of Inventory problem"

(Doc ID 1330449.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 21, 2016

Applies to:

Oracle Applications Technology Stack - Version 12.1.1 to 12.1.3 [Release 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
***Checked for relevance on 24-May-2013***

Symptoms

On the E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 with Forms 10.1.2.x , the application of <Patch 9593176> -'MLR TRACKING BUG FOR FORMS 10.1.2.3.0 BUNDLE PATCH' via opatch to the 10.1.2 $ORACLE_HOME is failing with following error :

...
Oracle Home : $10.1.2_OH
Oracle Home Inventory : $10.1.2_OH/inventory
Central Inventory : <physical directory>/<SID>/oraInventory
from : /etc/oraInst.loc
OUI location : $10.1.2_OH/oui
OUI shared library : $10.1.2_OH/oui/lib/linux/liboraInstaller.so
Java location : $10.1.2_OH/jre/1.4.2/bin/java
Log file location : $10.1.2_OH/.patch_storage/<patch ID>/*.log

sh: line 1: 6993 Segmentation fault $10.1.2_OH/jre/1.4.2/bin/java -Doracle.installer.invPtrLoc=/etc/oraInst.loc -classpath "$10.1.2_OH/oui/jlib/OraInstaller.jar:$10.1.2_OH/oui/jlib/srvm.jar:$10.1.2_OH/OPatch/jlib/opatch.jar:$10.1.2_OH/oui/jlib/xmlparserv2.jar:$10.1.2_OH/oui/jlib/share.jar" opatch/GetPlatformID "$10.1.2_OH/oui" "$10.1.2_OH" opatch.pl 1.0.0.0.63 2>&1

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Changes

The E-Business Suite Release 12.1.3 Instance has been migrated to the Linux Operating System.

Cause

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