Are Bundle Patches (BPs) and Patch Set Updates (PSUs) cumulative?
That is a question sounding trivial to many people but actually it does get asked quite often. And sometimes I forget to mention this during the workshops – and luckily usually somebody asks the question reminding me to explain it.
Yes, Bundle Patches and Patch Set Updates (and of course Proactive Bundle Patches and Critical/Security Patch Updates (CPUs/SPUs) are all cumulative.
You’ll find this mentioned in the first paragraph of MOS Note: 854428.1 – Patch Set Updates for Oracle Products:
Interesting note on the side:
I would have …