The incredible disappearing patch set has reappeared on MOS. Download it quick before it gets pulled again.
PS. Remember, read the patch note before you download it. You don’t need all 4.8G. Also, check out the new recommended patching instructions.
Last week there was a little episode where the 188.8.131.52 patchset was released, as noted here:
Many of us started downloading it. Some (like me) got a full download, while others got cut off part way through when the patch was pulled from MOS. Someone on twitter mentioned the patch is scheduled for an October release (can’t find the tweet now), so I guess it was put live by accident. Who knows what changes, if any, will happen between now and then, so I would suggest that anyone who managed to get hold of the patch redownload it when it is eventually released, just in case they miss something important. Having said that, the OUI now checks for updates, so it is probably safe.
Even though the patch set is not on general release at the moment, there is plenty of information available to get yourself ready for it.
Just a quick post that the 10.2.0.5 patch set for Oracle Database Server was released for x86 & x86-64 platforms on April 29th. The patchset number is 8202632 and is available for download from My Oracle Support.