Opatch rant

  • From: Jared Still <jkstill@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: Oracle-L Freelists <oracle-l@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 20 May 2005 11:42:59 -0700

Wanna see something interesting with opatch?
*nix: perl -cw $ORACLE_HOME/OPatch/opatch.pl

Windoze: perl -cw %ORACLE_HOME%\opatch\opatch.pl

Anyone else have trouble with opatch and Perl 5.8.3?

Windows 2003
Perl 5.8.3
Opatch 1.0....52

Opatch either exits with an error code that is a very long negative number,
or just spits out its copyright information and quits.

Interestingly, installing Perl 5.0.00503 in OH/Apache cures the problem, as
the opatch.bat script will find it there and it runs happily.

5.8.3 seems to work fine on a Win2K box with the same version of opatch.

Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist


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