Oracle April 2016 PSU and Proactive BPs are there

Hurray, it’s Patching Day!

Sounds a bit like D-Day πŸ˜‰ But April 19, 2016 the most recent April PSUs (Patch Set Updates) and BPs (Bundle Patches) got released.

Find all the necessary information with the below links:

The important change in the April PSU/BP release:
The database patch for “Engineered Systems and Database In-Memory 12.1.0.2” luckily got renamed into “Proactive Bundle Patch 12.1.0.2”. That is not only a rebranding but it should express that we would like to encourage you to apply the Bundle Patches
instead of the PSUs. Simple reason is that the BPs will contain optimizer fixes.

In the MOS Note: 2102148.1 (Patch Set Update and Critical Patch
Update April 2016 Availability Document)
you’ll find a section 3.1.4 linking to the database patches.

This is the recommended one for Oracle Database 12.1.0.2:

  • Database Proactive Bundle Patch 12.1.0.2.160419 (Apr2016)Β Patch 22899531,

But right now it is available for Linux-x86-64, zLinux and Intel Solaris only. Not sure when the others will get released. Please find links to the regular PSUs and other ports and releases such as 11.2.0.4 and Windows etc in the aboveΒ MOS Note: 2102148.1.

This is the list of fixes included in this Bundle Patch:

And don’t worry about the name – I found out yesterday that not all MOS Notes have adopted the new naming convention to rename “Bundle Patches for Engineeered Systems and DB In-Memory” which was very misleading anyway into the new “Proactive Bundle Patches” naming. This may take a few additional days I’d guess …

I will download it right now and patch my HOL environment.

And as usual don’t forget the most recent version of opatch (Patch 6880880).

opatch download MOS

–Mike

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