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Thursday, June 30, 2016

Patch Error while appying 22502456 RDBMS Database Patch Set Update 11.2.0.4.160419

          Patch Error while appying 22502456  RDBMS Database Patch Set Update 11.2.0.4.160419

Error:
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The patch directory area must be a number.

ERROR: OPatch failed because of problems in patch area.

When you pop-up with following error while appying the RDBMS Database Patch Set Update 11.2.0.4.160419

Cause:
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OPatch version may be lower to the patch area.

Cross-check with your database opatch utility version.


oratest@hostname # ./opatch version
OPatch version    : 11.2.0.3.6

OPatch succeeded.


Solution:
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Please download latest opatch patch 6880880 for release "11.2.0.0.0" (description "OPatch 11.2").

apply it as below

cd $ORACLE_HOME
mv OPatch OPatch.bkp
unzip <download directory>/p6880880_<version>_<platform>.zip
cd OPatch
./opatch version

Include OPatch in PATH

export PATH=$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch:$PATH

and then reapply patch 22502456





oratest@hostname # ./opatch version
OPatch Version: 11.2.0.3.12

OPatch succeeded.


Now, the 22502456 patch completed successfully. 

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