Re: Security Alert #68 - Have to upgrade versions prior to 9.2.0. 4

  • From: Paul Drake <bdbafh@xxxxxxxxx>
  • To: thomas.mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 15 Oct 2004 14:37:42 -0400

use opatch, not
I find myself checking the notes on Metalink on a daily basis for this one.

if you're running on win32 - the files under the "docs" folders are invaluable.

Here is my favorite from the FAQ for OPatch:

"Q32.   My Oracle Home on Windows doesn't have Perl, so I download and 
          install Perl from Active State.  Now OPatch doesn't work...

        Set the env. var. ACTIVE_STATE_PERL to TRUE (all upper-case)
        Run 'opatch lsinventory' to see if it works "

It sure works well for me that way.

The FAQs for this security alert can be found here

your original question is FAQ #2. It must be a popular one. :)


On Fri, 15 Oct 2004 13:47:52 -0400, Mercadante, Thomas F
<thomas.mercadante@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> David,
> Here's the best part.  Oracle now has *two ways* of sending patches out to
> us.  One is the current (old) way where you run oracle installer.  The other
> (new) way is where you run Opatch.  And even within Opatch, they do things
> two different ways.  Security Patch 68 has you run sqlplus and install new
> packages, and then run patch.csh - which runs sqlplus and installs stuff.
> How many monkees work at Oracle?  Seems like the bad old days are
> reappearing - where the divisions are not talking to each other anymore, and
> they release stuff that is not ready for prime time.  I *hate* being forced
> to apply patches (Security Patch 68) because they didn't test their own
> software well enough.
> Tom Mercadante
> Oracle Certified Professional
> -----Original Message-----
> From: David Wagoner [mailto:dwagoner@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Friday, October 15, 2004 1:41 PM
> To: ORACLE-L (E-mail)
> Subject: RE: Security Alert #68 - Have to upgrade versions prior to 9.2.0. 4
> Tom and Paul,
> Thanks for the feedback...looks like I will have to follow my original plan
> to upgrade to and apply the security patches, as well as the patch
> for that index corruption bug.  Now I just have to figure out if it's okay
> to apply those patches together :-).  The fun never ends...
> Best regards,
> David B. Wagoner
> Database Administrator
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