By Mike Dietrich-Oracle on Apr 20, 2015
As of April 14, 2015:
The April 2015 PSU/BP is available!
Here's the most important information:
- OTN - General Critical Patch Update Advisory
- MOS Note:1967243.1
PSU and CPU April 2015 Availability Document
- MOS Note:1967534.1
PSU and CPU April 2015 Database Known Issues
- MOS Note:1962125.1
Oracle Database - Overview of Database Patch Delivery Methods
- VERY IMPORTANT
Please see also MOS Note:1967539.1
Oracle Quarterly Database Patch 18.104.22.168.7 Known Issues
Thanks to Pieter who had very unfunny issues when trying to apply the April PSU to a customer's GI with Oct 2014 PSU in the home already ...
"Apparently when we want to apply the new april psu, we have to rollback the october patch and fall back completely to 22.214.171.124.0.
This must be too strange to be true? Alltough support confirms, I still think it ’s strange. "
Pieter, I agree by 100%.
See the details here taken from the MOS Note:
Conflict Between the OCW Subpatch 19392604 and the DB Subpatch 20075921
Due to bug 20157569, customers upgrading from the following scenarios, will hit a conflict between the OCW subpatch 19392604 and the DB subpatch 20075921:
121021DBBP to 121023DBBP (and higher DBBP versions)
121022DBBP to 121023DBBP (and higher DBBP versions)
Rollback the OCW subpatch 19392604 before applying the 121023DBBP (or higher DBBP version) on top of the 121021DBBP or on top of the 121022DBBP.
And the story continues as the Oct 2014 PSU couldn't be deinstalled from the machine:
Please find below the links to the Recommended Patches and Patch Numbers for each of your database releases:
Availability and Known issues for 126.96.36.199 Note:1683799.1
Availability and Known issues for 188.8.131.52 Note:1565082.1
Availability and Known issues for 184.108.40.206 Note:1562139.1
Availability and Known issues for 220.127.116.11 Note:1348336.1
List of fixes included in 18.104.22.168 Note:601739.1