Oracle Patch 'release management' ?

Hello,

not confused yet? here's your chance !

While trying to script Oracle patches for global rollout in our shop I
discovered today that Oracle released a bunch of new patches including a
CPU. It's becoming more and more difficult to know what's best to do. I
wonder what we get tomorrow.

Here's the list sofar as of 20-FEB-2007:

9.2.0.8/win32
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Patch  Description  Updated  Size
5652380 ORACLE 9I 9.2.0.8 PATCH 3 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT 20-FEB-2007 22M   <<
patch 3
5845928 ORACLE 9I 9.2.0.8 PATCH 5 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT 19-FEB-2007 24M   <<
patch 5
5548107 PLEASE PROVIDE 920X UPDATED UTLTZUV?.SQL 17-FEB-2007 9.8K
patch 5 should contain patch 3, but patch 3 is newer.

9.2.0.7/win32
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Patch  Description  Updated  Size
5654905 ORACLE 9I 9.2.0.7 PATCH 15 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT 20-FEB-2007 37M
5500873 ORACLE 9I 9.2.0.7 PATCH 14 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT 20-FEB-2007 36M
5548107 PLEASE PROVIDE 920X UPDATED UTLTZUV?.SQL 17-FEB-2007 36K
two oracle server patches on the same day!

10.2.0.2/win32
--------------------------
Patch  Description    Updated  Size
5716143 CPU MLR patch for 10.2.0.2 on 912 10.2.0.2 20-FEB-2007 117M
re-release of Critical Patch Update for 10.2.0.2 !
5735481 ORACLE 10G 10.2.0.2 PLACE HOLDER BUG FOR PATCH 13 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT
19-FEB-2007 118M
how does this one fit into the re-release of Critical Patch Update for
10.2.0.2 !
5601428 MLR BACKPORT FOR 5126270, 5238255 ON TOP OF VERSION 10.2.0.2
14-FEB-2007 39K


10.2.0.2/win64
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Patch  Description    Updated  Size
5699839 CPU MLR patch for 10.2.0.2 on 233 20-FEB-2007 131M
5735497 10.2.0.2 PATCH 13 BUG FOR WINDOWS-64 AMD64 AND INTEL EM64T XP AND
2003 19-FEB-2007 131M
5601428 MLR BACKPORT FOR 5126270, 5238255 ON TOP OF VERSION 10.2.0.2
14-FEB-2007 39K


10.2.0.3/win64 (AMD64/EM64T)
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Patch  Description    Updated  Size
5731537 10.2.0.3 PATCH 1 BUG FOR WINDOWS-64 AMD64 AND INTEL EM64T XP AND
2003 -64BIT 19-FEB-2007 39M
this is a re-release, previous one is from approx 10 days ago

10.2.0.3/win32
-----------------------
Patch  Description    Updated  Size
5731535 ORACLE 10G 10.2.0.3 PLACE HOLDER BUG FOR PATCH 1 ON WINDOWS 32 BIT
19-FEB-2007 31M
this is a re-release, previous one is from approx 10 days ago

I logged SR's to get clarification on this but since we all share Metalink
you might see the same patches..

Regards,
André

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