We’ve now received a response to the issue described in the previous entry. In short oui updates at install time are broken (apparently fixed in 220.127.116.11, but no updates are available for that release yet to check. Hi , The OUI looks for the metadata for the patches. There is an unpublished bug 11709996 on [...]
One of the nice new features of the 11.2 installer for the Database (and indeed the installer for Enterprise Manager 12c) is the ability to tell the setup software to download any post release recommended updates for the product and to apply them at install time. The installer first of all prompts you for your [...]
Just a quick note for anyone who has missed the Oracle Security alerts email. If you downloaded either Enterprise Manager 11g or Oracle Database 18.104.22.168 before November 17th last year then you downloaded a version of OUI that sent unencrypted passwords for your oracle.com SSO account to Oracle over the intertubes. Not Good. Oracle have [...]
One of the things that continually annoys me is that to get the latest version of the database you have to install the base release and then instantly patch it to the latest patch set. Not any more.
“Starting with the 22.214.171.124 patch set, Oracle Database patch sets are full installations of the Oracle Database software. This means that you do not need to install Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (126.96.36.199) before installing Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (188.8.131.52).”
You don’t understand how happy this makes me. In addition, the installer also downloads and applies madatory patches, so even when you’re mid-way through the lifecycle of a patchset, your new installations are still up to date.
There is a bunch of new functionality already listed in the new features manual:
Happy downloading and upgrading.