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Automatic "opatch apply" #1070

xtender opened this Issue Dec 5, 2018 · 3 comments


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xtender commented Dec 5, 2018

It would be great to have an ability to upload patches into special volume for patches and container installs them automatically (unzip && cd {patch_number} && opatch apply for each of them)


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xtender commented Dec 6, 2018

I did it for own images:

  1. created patches directory and put into this directory:
# cat

unzip  -u ./*.zip

for D in *; do
    if [ -d "${D}" ]; then
        echo =================================================
        echo " *** Processing patch # ${D}... "   # your processing here
        cd "${D}"
        opatch apply -silent
    cd $CURDIR

  1. added into dockerfile the following commands:
COPY --chown=oracle:dba patches $INSTALL_DIR/patches

# Install DB software binaries
USER oracle
RUN chmod ug+x $INSTALL_DIR/patches/*.sh && \
    sync && \
    cd $INSTALL_DIR/patches && \


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xtender commented Dec 6, 2018

So I can put downloaded patches into this directory and they will be installed automatically

@gvenzl gvenzl self-assigned this Dec 10, 2018

@gvenzl gvenzl added the database label Dec 10, 2018


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gvenzl commented Dec 10, 2018

What you really want to do is create a patched image that is tagged appropriately, rather than having an image that says oracle/database:18.3.0-ee but in fact isn't an 18.3.0-ee image anymore.
You also have to make sure that the database data dictionary has been patched as well, so you can't just startup a image which includes patches against random database files.

You will find a sample of how you can build patched images in SingleInstane/samples/applypatch

@gvenzl gvenzl added the enhancement label Dec 10, 2018

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