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How do I create a fully patched version of Oracle 10g for install?

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Do you mean something like slipstreaming? – Alex Bolotov Aug 18 '09 at 14:41
yes, like slipstreaming. – Joshua Aug 18 '09 at 15:46
Oracle exists, in part, to provide high paying jobs to specialists who can deal with the complexities of installation and patching their complex software. Please stop trying to rock the boat. :) – kmarsh Aug 18 '09 at 16:04
Yeah, if it worked like SQL Server or MySql we'd all be out of a job... – Cephas Sep 15 '09 at 4:36
There are two things: patched binaries, patching oracle specific sql stuff that exists in the oracle table spaces, esp those in sys/system schema. I used to tar up fully patched oracle DB home, had a little script to change some host names. It is doable. I left oracle field 3 years; I forgot all tiny details. – RainDoctor May 27 '10 at 5:40
up vote 3 down vote accepted

Install, Patch, and clone.

Oh. And read the documentation too:

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I don't believe you can, sorry.

The best you can do for now is look at Oracle Patch Set Updates which are quarterly collections of critical and important patches, which can be mostly automated.

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What platform? On Unix, I regularly do the install, apply the desired patches, and then tar it up for install elsewhere. I'm not sure this works so well on Windows because of the registry entries.

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