JAVAVM

Why isn’t the newest JDK in this Oracle Release Update?

Quick blog post only since I received this question 3x this week in various ways from customers. Why isn’t the newest JDK in this Oracle Release Update? Let me try to answer and explain it.

Why isn't the newest JDK in this RU?

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JDK in the Oracle Home

Actually, when you look at your Oracle Home, you will find a subdirectory:

/u01/app/oracle/product/19/jdk
$ tree -L 1
.
├── bin
├── COPYRIGHT
├── include
├── javafx-src.zip
├── jmc.txt
├── jre
├── jvisualvm.txt
├── legal
├── lib
├── LICENSE
├── README.html
├── release
├── THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME-JAVAFX.txt
└── THIRDPARTYLICENSEREADME.txt

And in the bin directory, there is …

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Workaround for sdoloadj.sql errors with Datapatch in 19.9.0 and 19.10.0

The other week a customer from my hometown alerted me about an issue they saw when applying the 19.9.0 RU. A long sequence of errors in the datapatch run, all of them signaled from sdoloadj.sql. They opened an SR. And Support had an – understandable – recommendation the customer didn’t want to implement: Install JAVAVM. But thanks to my PM mate, Hans Viehmann (Mr Spatial), here is a simple Workaround for sdoloadj.sql errors with Datapatch in 19.9.0 and 19.10.0. And it may even apply to later releases, too.

What happens?

Take …

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JAVAVM and XML Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-19c

JAVAVM and XML Clean Up in Oracle Database 11.2-12.2JAVAVM and XML clean up in Oracle Database 11.2-19c is a tough topic. Many have suffered from the rolling patch upgrade issues with the OJVM (Oracle Java Virtual Machine) even though most of the issues have been cured with the recent patches.

Please see my previous blog posts starting here:

And please see also this very important MOS Note: 2217053.1 – RAC Rolling Install Process for the “Oracle JavaVM Component Database

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