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I guess I should explain where I wanted to go with this. Does anybody out
there understand the new architecture for OUI 10? Should it be installed in
its own Oracle Home? Must it be installed in the Oracle Home of the database
you are wanting to patch? And other questions of this nature.

If anybody has any knowledge about it or knows where I can read about it
further, I'd be curious to know.

Thanks,
Aaron

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On Behalf Of Sentell, Aaron
Sent: Wednesday, June 09, 2004 7:39 AM
To: oracle-l_at_freelists.org
Subject: OUI 10.1.0.2

Good morning everyone,

Recently I installed the Oracle 9.2.0.5 patch on a Windows server. This
patch requires Oracle Universal Installer version 10.1.0.2. When installing
this version of OUI, rather than remaining an "Independent Product" as it
has been for 8i and 9i (until this patch), it is asking for an Oracle Home
in which to install. I went ahead and installed OUI 10 in its own Oracle
Home, and the old version of OUI that was already installed on the server
remained in its original location. When I ran OUI 10 (and verified that I
was doing so by clicking on "About") and attempted to install the 9.2.0.5
patch, it said I was using the wrong version of the installer! I uninstalled
the old version of the Installer and tried again. Same result! I uninstalled
OUI 10 and re-installed it in the 9i Oracle Home where the database is
located. Lo and behold, the patch application worked!

Why in the world does OUI ask for an Oracle Home now? I don't see the logic.
All I see now is confusion because I don't know where to install OUI or
which version of OUI is running, even when I click on "About".

Aaron Sentell
Database Administrator
City of Tempe, Arizona

Office: (480) 350-8468
Pager: TempeDBA_at_vtext.com

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