Dear Sir (Experts),
I have another set of questions in my mind about Oracle OPatch Tool.
(1). In Oracle, What are the interim patches?
(2). Apart from interim patches, are there other types of patches?
(3). When I apply patches to Oracle Database, Should I apply all Oracle released Patches one by one relevant to my oracle version? As an example, If Oracle has released 4 patches ( Lets take patch names as A,B,C and D - Here A is oldest patch and D is newest ) to My oracle version,
(3.1). can I apply only newest patch without any dependencies of previous patches?
(3.2). or to apply newest patch, should I apply all old patches definitely?
(4). For further clarification please tell me..Can I use default OPatch tool of my Oracle 10.2 database (Here default means, The OPatch tool installed with my Oracle 10.2 installation) to apply all Oracle released patches relevant to my Oracle version? or should I upgrade my OPatch tool version time to time to apply different patches to same oracle version?
Thank You in advance.
Some patches do not use OPatch. The readme for the patch will tell you how to install that particular patch.
Also note that some interim patches, normally called one-off patches, are not cumulative. They might have come out to late to be included in a larger patchset. The readme for the patch will also tell you this information.