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 List Oracle patches

Oracle Database Tips by Donald BurlesonMarch 8, 2015

Question:  How can I list all of the patches that I have applied.  I want to know about single patches as well as critical patch updates (CPU).  Is there a data dictionary view to list patches?

Answer:  Oracle provides many ways to list patches:

The OS opatch command:  This opatch command list all patches that have been applied.

The data dictionary:  You can query sys.registry$history to see a history of patch application.

DBMS-QOPATCH:  See my notes on using the 12c  DBMS_QOPATCH package.

Below we run the opatch command with the lsinventory option to list patches:

root> opatch lsinventory

Optionally, you can use the -display flag with opatch to see details on applied patches:

root> opatch lsinventory -display

Here is an example of the SQL command to see the status of patches on a database:

select * from sys.registry$history;

------------------------------ -------- --------- ------------ -- --------------
11-APR-06 PM   UPGRADE  SERVER      Upgraded from

Here we use DBMS_QOPATCH to list patches:

select dbms_qopatch.GET_OPATCH_LIST from dual;

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