- Article Type: Q&A
- Product: Aleph
- Product Version: 20, 21, 22, 23
- Relevant for Installation Type: Dedicated-Direct; Direct; Local;
What is the process for obtaining/applying the quarterly Oracle Critical Patch Updates?
Oracle patches are released and certified by Ex Libris twice a year. Currently (2017), we are on a Q2 (April) / Q4 (October) schedule.
We strongly recommend that you obtain the CPU from Ex Libris. Ex Libris customers who have an Oracle embedded license -- the majority -- are not supposed to apply the CPU directly, but to use our DB software-packing, which includes bug fixes found during the CPU testing.
If you have an Oracle onsite license and choose to apply the CPU, we handle problems which occur on a support basis.
This policy is described more completely in the " Ex-Libris Security Patches and Vulnerability Assessments Policy.pdf " document at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/...urity/Policies .
Currently (November, 2017), the most recent (October 2017) 12.1 Linux updates are in the ./oracle/220.127.116.11_Oct17PSU/Linux64/quick directory, found on ftp.exlibrisgroup.com when logged in as "produser" (password "Pr6gue").
And the October 2017 11.2 Linux CPU may be found at /oracle/18.104.22.168_Oct17PSU/Linux64/quick .
In addition to the ./Linux64 directories, there are also ./SunOS-i86pc and ./SunOS-sparc directories.
The Cross-Product > Technical Documentation > Oracle > Oracle 11g directory on the Doc Portal have instructions for installing patch updates.
The instructions for 11g are " Oracle Critical Patch Update for Ex Libris Products on 11.2.pdf " (found at https://knowledge.exlibrisgroup.com/@api/deki/files/59426/Oracle_Critical_Patch_Update_for_Ex_Libris_Products_on_11.2.pdf .)
The instructions for 12c are " Oracle Critical Patch Update for Ex Libris Products on 12.1.pdf " (found at Oracle Critical Patch Update for Ex Libris Products on 12.1 .)
Note that kits are created for Oracle patches for currently-supported versions. For example, in November, 2107, Aleph 22 / 23 (Oracle 11r2 and 12c) were being supported and kits were no longer being created for Aleph 20 (Oracle 11.1).
When you go to ftp.exlibrisgroup.com, login as produser (pw: Pr6gue), and cd "/oracle/22.214.171.124_Oct17PSU/Linux64/quick , you see about 257 ora126.96.36.199_linux64.tar.gz_xx files.
You can toggle off the prompt by entering:
It will respond with "Interactive mode off."
Then you can do:
ftp> mget ora188.8.131.52_linux64.tar.gz*
to transfer all the files at once without needing to respond to a prompt for each.
Category: System management
- Article last edited: 28-Nov-2017