Oh, sometimes it’s just (own or close-people’s) PEBKAC that costs you time and gray hair… Patching 188.8.131.52.x to PSU2 on Linux was such an issue.
“opatch auto” with all comfort worked well, applied the patch, but re-starting the clusterware failed with:
Starting CRS... Installing Trace File Analyzer CRS-4123: Oracle High Availability Services has been started. Oracle Grid Infrastructure stack start initiated but failed to complete at /u01/app/11.2.0/grid_2/crs/install/crsconfig_lib.pm line 11814.
What happens here? OHASD tries to start up CRSD, but it fails with an exception: permission check failed. Mh, might come from most $GRID_HOME/bin/*.bin files have no executable (“x”) flags set. WTF?
So what.. who’s the culprit? Spent a whole weekend on investigating and re-trying, just to learn that the scripts in the PSU won’t change a flag in bin directory. What do the file parameters look like in the unzipped patch directory. The same. Grml.
Wait… The PSU2 README.html says: “unzip the patch as the grid home owner”. How did the patch directory get to the server…? Oh yes, it was unzipped on the downloading machine (automatically). Woe …
- Download the PSU in zipped format
- Copy the ZIP container to the system you’d like to patch
- “Unzip the patch as the grid home owner”
- Don’t find a “failed to complete at crsconfig_lib.pm line 11814” in your console output
- Have an early beer for reading correctly, and not a late one for finding your own mistakes
Be an extremely careful reader and stay safe