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Fixing "Archive not applied " error during patch apply

Posted by Kamran Agayev A. on 22nd July 2011

I was requested to apply a patch on one of the production databases. During patch apply, I got the following error and rolled the patch back:


The following actions have failed:
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libserver10.a/kqlm.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libserver10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libserver10.a/kkpod.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libserver10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libserver10.a/kkpox.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libserver10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libgeneric10.a/kgl.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libgeneric10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libgeneric10.a/kgl2.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libgeneric10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib/libgeneric10.a/kgh.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib/libgeneric10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib32/libgeneric10.a/kgl.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib32/libgeneric10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib32/libgeneric10.a/kgl2.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib32/libgeneric10.a… ”
Archive not applied /oracle/orasoft/8528171/files/lib32/libgeneric10.a/kgh.o to /oracle/product/10.2.0/lib32/libgeneric10.a… ”
Do you want to proceed?


After contacting Oracle Support we decided that there may be a corruption on the mentioned library files.

As a solution, I installed Oracle Software to the different directory, applied necessary patchset, created new database and tested the patch, it succeeded. So I rolled back the latest patch, copied three library files to the previous Oracle home (to the lib and lib32 folders) and applied the patch, and of course, it succeeded.


So if you get the above message “Archive not applied” when applying patch, don’t worry, this means that the mentioned library files might be corrupted. Just perform above steps and don’t forget to backup your old library files :)

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How to get rid of character "^H" at Secure CRT

Posted by Kamran Agayev A. on 18th July 2011

In some terminals when you login to SqlPlus and hit backspace to clear the text you’ve written, the following character apperas “^H”. Without any configuration, you can use “Ctrl”+”Backspace” in order to clear the text from terminal. However, by making a little change in the “Session Options” menu, you can get rid of this annoying character “forever”. Here’s the screenshot:

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My OpenWorld 2011 session has been accepted

Posted by Kamran Agayev A. on 4th July 2011

Two days ago I’ve recieved an email from Oracle according the paper I’ve submitted for the OpenWorld 2011. The paper has been accepted :)

Here’re the details of my session:

Session ID: 06787
Session Title: Oracle Recovery Manager (Oracle RMAN) 11g New Features

All you who will attend to the OpenWorld this year are invitied to my session. See you in San Francisco!

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