How to fix an illicit entry in the Oracle Inventory
Sometimes, you want to reuse an existing Oracle Home. For example, if you want to install an Oracle Upgrade on top of an existing upgrade. For example, if you upgraded an 184.108.40.206 database to 220.127.116.11.3, and then want to upgrade even further to 18.104.22.168.4 without using a new Oracle Home.
- identify the oraInventory location
xxxracp03a-se:~ # cat /etc/oraInst.loc inventory_loc=/oracle/oraInventory
- delete the offending <HOME> section
<HOME NAME="OraDb112_BP2" LOC="/oracle/BP2/112" TYPE="O" IDX="2"> <NODE_LIST> <NODE NAME="xxxracp03a-se"/> <NODE NAME="xxxracp03b-se"/> </NODE_LIST> </HOME>