Failed To Load The Patch Object In FMW Webtier 11.1.1.9

(Doc ID 2145613.1)

Last updated on MARCH 21, 2017

Applies to:

Oracle E-Business Suite Technology Stack - Version 12.2 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

E-Business Suite 12.2 Application Technology Stack, IAS for Applications Technology issues

Failed to load a patch object successfully in FMW webtier 11.1.1.9:

[applvan@coeerp8 OPatch]$ pwd
/sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home/oracle_common/OPatch
[applvan@coeerp8 OPatch]$ ./opatch apply /sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.1.0.12.9
Copyright (c) 2016, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.


Oracle Home : /sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home/oracle_common
Central Inventory : /sdb1/oracle/app/oraInventory
  from : /sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home/oracle_common/oraInst.loc
OPatch version : 11.1.0.12.9
OUI version : 11.1.0.11.0
Log file location : /sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home/oracle_common/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2016-06-01_03-48-43AM_1.log


OPatch detects the Middleware Home as "/sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home"

ERROR
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Failed to load the patch object. Possible causes are:
  The specified path is not an interim Patch shiphome
  Meta-data files are missing from the patch area
  Patch location = /sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685
  Details = PatchObject constructor: Input file "/sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685/etc/config/actions" or "/sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.

OPatch failed: PatchObject constructor: Input file "/sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685/etc/config/actions" or "/sdb4/uppatches_applvan/9905685/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.
Log file location: /sdb3/applvan/fs1/FMW_Home/oracle_common/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2016-06-01_03-48-43AM_1.log

OPatch failed with error code 73
[applvan@coeerp8 OPatch]$

Cause

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