Monday, January 14, 2013

OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory. OPatch failed with error code 104

OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory. OPatch failed with error code 104

$ opatch lsinventory
Invoking OPatch 10.2.0.3.0

Oracle Interim Patch Installer version 10.2.0.3.0
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Oracle Home : /ora/app/product/10.2.0/db_1
Central Inventory : n/a
from :
OPatch version : 10.2.0.3.0
OUI version : 10.2.0.3.0
OUI location : /ora/app/product/10.2.0/db_1/oui
Log file location : n/a

Patch history file: /oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/cfgtoollogs/opatch/opatch_history.txt

OPatch cannot find a valid oraInst.loc file to locate Central Inventory.

OPatch failed with error code 104


Scenerio
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oraInst.loc is there in Oracle Inventory directory. In my case, my oracle inventory is /oracle/oraInventory and oraInst was there in /oracle/oraInventory

Work around
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copy oraInst.loc in /etc as oracle user and issue :

$/oracle/product/10.2.0/db_1/OPatch/opatch lsinventory

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