6 Replies Latest reply: Aug 9, 2012 9:04 AM by 923595 RSS

    OPatch failed with error code 73

    user392378
      AIX 64 Bit
      Oracle 11.2.0.3 - Multi-homed server
      Attempting to apply 11.2.0.3 - January 2012 Patch

      Preparing to upgrade/move 10.2.0.2/11.1.0.7 DB's to 11.2.0.3.

      Installed 11.2.0.3 into new home 11.2

      Copied latest OPatch 11.2 (p6880880_112000_AIX64-5L.zip) into $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch via WinSCP

      Copied Patch (p13466801_112030_AIX64-5L.zip) into $ORACLE_HOME/11.2/OPatch/2012/01
      It created 3 folders:

      13466801

      13499128

      13528551

      respectively.

      ./opatch napply -skip_subset -skip_duplicate

      Verifying environment and performing prerequisite checks...
      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 = $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801
      Details = PatchObject constructor: Input file "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801/etc/config/actions" or "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.

      NApply could not load patch from location '$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801'
      UtilSession failed: PatchObject constructor: Input file "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801/etc/config/actions" or "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/2012/01/13466801/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.
      Log file location: $ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2012-03-27_17-01-33PM_1.log

      OPatch failed with error code 73
        • 1. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
          Srini Chavali-Oracle
          Them README for 13466801 (CPU Jan 2012) states that you need to use OPatch version 11.2.0.1 or later to apply this patch - the 11.2.0.1 OPatch version is delivered by patch 6880880 - has this patch been applied ?

          HTH
          Srini
          • 2. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
            user392378
            I am running 11.2.0.3 - Would I still need to apply 688.... patch in order to use OPatch to apply January Patch?

            Installed 11.2.0.3 from scratch. Never installed 11.2.0.1 or 11.2.0.2 in current 11.2 ORACLE_HOME.
            • 3. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
              Srini Chavali-Oracle
              So first determine the version of OPatch that you have by executing command "opatch version"

              OPatch - Where Can I Find the Latest Version of OPatch? [Video] [ID 224346.1]     
              How To Download And Install The Latest OPatch Version [ID 274526.1]

              HTH
              Srini
              • 4. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
                user392378
                I am able to run OPatch, but it is not finding the patches:

                13466801 (copied to 11.2 HOME = $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/13466801)

                Tried (in effort to stay organized to copy into 2012/01/13466801

                This contains 3 patches:

                13466801

                13499128

                13528551

                What patches post 11.2.0.3 do I need to install?

                Is this why it keeps failing with Error 73 and/or Error 153?

                ./opatch prereq CheckConflictAgainstOHWithDetail -phBaseDir ./13343438
                Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.0
                Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.

                The argument "./13343438" does not exists.

                PREREQ session
                Argument(s) Error... Patch base location is not valid.

                Please check the arguments and try again.

                OPatch failed with error code 135
                • 5. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
                  user392378
                  ./opatch apply
                  Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 11.2.0.3.0
                  Copyright (c) 2012, Oracle Corporation. All rights reserved.


                  Oracle Home : /app/oracle/product/11.2
                  Central Inventory : /app/oracle/oraInventory
                  from : $ORACLE_HOME/oraInst.loc
                  OPatch version : 11.2.0.3.0
                  OUI version : 11.2.0.3.0
                  Log file location :$ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2012-04-01_14-48-51PM_1.log

                  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 = /app/oracle/product/11.2/OPatch
                  Details = PatchObject constructor: Input file $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/etc/config/actions" or "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.

                  OPatch failed: PatchObject constructor: Input file "$ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/etc/config/actions" or "/app/oracle/ product/11.2/OPatch/etc/config/inventory" does not exist.
                  Log file location:$ORACLE_HOME/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch2012-04-01_14-48-51PM_1.log

                  OPatch failed with error code 73
                  • 6. Re: OPatch failed with error code 73
                    923595
                    I had similar issue and error code 73 and was able to resolv the issue with information from http://oracletechtips.com/2011/cpu-patch-error-code-73-or-74/