Opatch fails with Lock file error
While applying Oracle Patch, Opatch reports the below error :
OUI-67064:OPatchSession cannot load inventory for the given Oracle Home /ora01/app/oracbr/product/11.2.0/dbhome_1. Possible causes are:
No read or write permission to ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
Central Inventory is locked by another OUI instance
No read permission to Central Inventory
The lock file exists in ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
The Oracle Home does not exist in Central Inventory
[Dec 20, 2013 8:29:05 AM] OUI-67073:UtilSession failed: Lock file left by a different patch, OPatch will not try re-using the lock file.
Note : It has been noticed that opatch lock error also leads to the error “OPatch failed with error code 255”
In earlier releases, error used to look like:
Problems with the lock file
Lock file exists, details are:
Interim Patch is holding the lock from this patch xxxxxx,
probably due to previous unsuccessful operation
ERROR: OPatch failed during pre-reqs check
When Opatch is invoked, it creates patch_locked file in $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage during its execution.
If the patch application is interrupted or cancelled, this file gets retained under /.patch_storage directory. Hence, On an an attempt to re-apply the patch, the presence of patch_locked file doesnt allow further processing and throw error.
1. Check if the file “patch_locked” is present in the directory $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
2. If present, rename, move or remove the patch_locked file from $ORACLE_HOME/.patch_storage
3. Re-apply the patch