4 Replies Latest reply on Dec 7, 2017 5:45 AM by Jibu-Oracle

    Adpatch Test Mode

    happy10319

      Hi,

      on R12.1.3 DB 11.2.0.4

      I'm a little confused.

      In this DOC:

      Patching Procedures

      Release 12.1

      Part No. E12148-04

      It is said:

      To run AutoPatch in test mode, include apply=no on the AutoPatch command line. This runs as if AutoPatch is applying the patch, except it does not.

       

      And then it adds:

        It performs the following actions:

        • Copies any files from the patch directory to the Oracle E-Business Suite file system

        • Archives any object modules into the product libraries

        •Relinks any executables

        ......................

        .....................

       

      My question is :

      Will it do  : Copy, Archive, Relink ....etc etc  ?

       

      Does the following correct sysntax for (not)applying the patch ?

       

      adpatch patchtop=/d01/prodappl/patches/1234567 apply=no driver=u1234567.drv

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Adpatch Test Mode
          Jibu-Oracle

          Hi,

           

          To run AutoPatch in test mode, include apply=no on the AutoPatch command line. This runs as if AutoPatch is applying the patch, except it does not. It performs the following

          actions:

          • Copies any files from the patch directory to the Oracle E-Business Suite file system

          • Archives any object modules into the product libraries

          • Relinks any executables

          • Generates any forms, reports, PL/SQL libraries, or menu files

          • Runs any SQL or EXEC commands (commands that change the database)

          • Instantiates new configuration files

          • Updates the patch information files

          • Updates patch information and release version in the database

           

          Hope this answers to your query.

           

          Thanks

          Jibu

          • 2. Re: Adpatch Test Mode
            happy10319

            Thank you.

             

            It is the same that made me confused.

             

            Will it perform the following actions or not?

             

            Regards.

            • 3. Re: Adpatch Test Mode
              mdtaylor

              Hi Jibu,

               

              I think you meant to write adpatch does not perform any of the action listed when apply=no is provided on the command line.

               

              Regards,

              Michael

              • 4. Re: Adpatch Test Mode
                Jibu-Oracle

                AutoPatch lists the actions it will take, but does not actually perform any of the actions.

                In test mode, AutoPatch reads and validates the patch driver file, reads product file driver files, extracts object modules from product libraries (for version checking), performs version checking, and runs AutoConfig (in test mode). It does not, however, update the database or file system.