ERROR: OPatch failed because of cmd. args. problem Upgrading The Latest OracleAS 10g 10.1.3.x Patch Set In EBS (Doc ID 1940670.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 08, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle Applications DBA - Version 12.0.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

On Oracle Applications 12.0.6 version, Upgrade related issues,
getting the following error Upgrading to the Latest OracleAS 10g 10.1.3.x Patch Set in Oracle E-Business Suite Release 12 (Doc ID 454811.1):

Output generated from configuration assistant "Run One-off Generic OPatches":

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 1.0.0.0.61
Copyright (c) 2009 Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved..

Oracle recommends you to use the latest OPatch version
and read the OPatch documentation available in the OPatch/docs
directory for usage. For information about the latest OPatch and
other support-related issues, refer to document ID 293369.1
available on My Oracle Support (https://myoraclesupport.oracle.com)
Oracle Home : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3
Oracle Home Inventory : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/inventory
Central Inventory : /u01/oraInventory
  from : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/oraInst.loc
OUI location : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/oui
OUI shared library : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/oui/lib/hpunix/liboraInstaller.so
Java location : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/jre/1.4.2/bin/java
Log file location : /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/.patch_storage/< patch ID >/*.log

Creating log file "/u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/.patch_storage/8555288/Apply_8555288_10-30-2014_19-08-46.log"
ERROR: OPatch failed because of cmd. args. problem.

To run in silent mode, OPatch requires a response file for Oracle Configuration Manager (OCM).
Run /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/OPatch/ocm/bin/emocmrsp to generate an OCM response file. The generated response file can be reused on different platforms and in multiple OPatch silent installs.

To regenerate an OCM response file, rerun /u01/oracle/PROD/apps/tech_st/10.1.3/OPatch/ocm/bin/emocmrsp.

OPatch did not complete successfully...
Configuration assistant "Run One-off Generic OPatches" failed


The issue can be reproduced at will with the following steps:
1. Upgrading to the Latest OracleAS.
2. Error reached for external options file.

The issue has the following business impact:
Due to this issue, users cannot continue.

Cause

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