Cannot Open The File: /Var/Opt/Oracle/Orainst.Loc when applying patch using opatch on release 12
Last updated on JANUARY 07, 2014
Applies to:Oracle Application Install - Version 12.0.0 to 12.1.3 [Release 12 to 12.1]
Information in this document applies to any platform.
This problem can occur unix platform only .
***Checked for relevance on 30-Jan-2012***
On 12.0.0 While applying the <Patch 7274163> using opatch the following error occurs :
Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 126.96.36.199.57
Copyright (c) 2007 Oracle Corporation. All Rights Reserved..
We recommend you refer to the OPatch documentation under
OPatch/docs for usage reference. We also recommend using
the latest OPatch version. For the latest OPatch version
and other support related issues, please refer to <Note 293369.1>
Cannot open the file: /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc
Please use -invPtrLoc option and specify the correct file for OPatch to look for central inventory.
ERROR: OPatch failed because of Inventory problem.
Note: This error can occur for any patch using opatch on release 12
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