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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Oracle CPUApr2008 for DB: patch set and first install

Written by Paweł Barut
To my surprise CPUApr2008 is not available for latest patch-set of Oracle 10gR2 ( that was released in first quarter 2008. In note that goes together with patch 6810189:
The following are the updated components of this patch set:
  * Up to January 2008 CPU is included in this patch set
Based on this I was expecting that CPUApr2008 will be also available for patch-set. In note 552248.1 you will find then:

1.3 Database Patch Set

The Database Patch Set includes the CPUApr2008 content.

So the CPUApt2008 was available to all at least month before official release and was included in patch set! Is this situation secure?

Anyway I had to install CPUApr2008. It's good that there is no need to recompile views this time. I've sucessfully installed it on test server, with minor problem. In installation log I've found one problem:

BEGIN emd_maintenance.recompile_invalid_objects; END;

ERROR at line 1:
ORA-04068: existing state of packages has been discarded
ORA-04061: existing state of package body "SYSMAN.EMD_MAINTENANCE" has been
ORA-06508: PL/SQL: could not find program unit being called:
ORA-06512: at line 1

Hmm... After reconnecting, this commend run without errors:
SQL> conn / as sysdba
SQL> BEGIN sysman.emd_maintenance.recompile_invalid_objects; END;

PL/SQL procedure successfully completed.
After all, server runs ok, and I do not find any problems within applications running on this.

Cheers Paweł

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Tuesday, April 15, 2008

Oracle Database 11g Release 2 is coming

Written by Paweł Barut
I've just received Oracle Partner Network newsletter with invitation to Oracle Database 11g Release 2 Roadshow. On this Roadshow Oracle is also going to find partners for beta testing. My guess: This year Oracle 11g R2 will be the main topic on Oracle Open World.
Schedule of Roadshow in Europe:
  • May 12, 2008: UK, Reading
  • May 13, 2008: Benelux, De Meern
  • May 14, 2008: Germany, Muenchen
  • May 15, 2008: Italy, Milan
  • May 16, 2008: Turkey, Istanbul
  • May 19, 2008: Czech Republic, Prague
  • May 20, 2008: Poland, Kraków
  • May 21, 2008: Sweden, Stockholm
  • May 22, 2008: Spain, Madrid
If you are OPN member then you probably also get invitation.
I've registered. I hope to get confirmation soon. I do not expect many technical details. I rather expect marketing speech. For me most important would be to meet people that work on new DB version, and become beta tester for 11gR2.

Cheers Paweł

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