Brian,I have patched my playground RAC cluster (2 node EE) 32bit Enterprise Linux 4 Update 6 without any problems. Following Martin Klier's post I checked for differences in the $ORACLE_HOME/lib and $ORACLE_HOME/bin directories but did not find any (apart from the obvious xxxO files created during linking).
I always prefer to manually upgrade my databases, other posts about an unreliable dbua have always confirmed this.
Personally I like 10.2.0.4 very much, but then again I am not using anything apart from JVM and XMLDB _and_ this has been a playground environment. Also something to keep in mind is that Linux 32bit is probably the most mature platform for patches nowadys.
Hope that helps, Martin > Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 11:10:03 -0600 > From: Brian <moabrivers@xxxxxxxxx> > Subject: 10.2.0.4 upgrade - How did it go for you? > > We are planning on upgrading from 10.2.0.3 (the horrible version) to> 10.2.0.4 (the blessed version....can you see my hopes hanging high?). > I've > reviewed Metalink Note:555579.1 for the known issues but I would like > to find out what real experience those of you who have gone through > > the 10.2.0.4 upgrade have experienced. Ours is a 2-node Linux X86_64 > cluster that utilizes ASM.
>> We have already upgraded single node test instances without any issues > to 10.2.0.4 and I haven't seen any problems but I'm interested in the > RAC rollout or other issues we've yet to see.
> > Thanks, > Brian -- http://www.freelists.org/webpage/oracle-l