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Oracle VERSION# not Updating after applying Patch

Posted on 2011-02-21
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Hello,

I had an Oracle 10.2.0.5.0 database on which I applied 10.2.0.5.1 patchset (Patch  9952230).

But even after applying, the version Number of the oracle database stays at 10.2.0.5.0.

When I do "opatch lsinventory -detail " it shows that the last patch applied was 9952230
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Interim patches (1) :

Patch  9952230      : applied on Mon Feb 21 10:35:37 EST 2011
Unique Patch ID:  12851789
   Created on 16 Aug 2010, 22:10:35 hrs PST8PDT
   Bugs fixed:
     9711859, 6402302, 9714832, 9713537, 8664189, 9952270, 7519406, 9952230
     8546356, 9963497, 8544696
   Files Touched:
     /kdt.o --> ORACLE_HOME/lib/libserver10.a
)


I am confused as to why this is happening.  
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Not all patches change version numbers.  As long as opatch shows it, it is installed.
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(MOS Doc 861152.1)

http://forums.oracle.com/forums/thread.jspa?threadID=1738666&tstart=210

This is expected behavior. As long as it is shown as applied by OPatch, it should be OK.

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by:Waqasulhaq
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Thanks for the quick response,

would you happen to have a link to any Oracle Docs that back this up (in case my manager asks)?
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by:Waqasulhaq
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Thanks for the responses.

Got my answer.
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