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R12 – PAA ( Patch Application Assistant )

Posted by Srikrishna Murthy Annam on October 16, 2009

R12 – PAA  ( Patch Application Assistant ):

Patch Application Assistant (admsi.pl)
PAA (Patch Application Assistant) is tool/Perl script to generate customized installation instructions for a patch in Oracle Applications R12 which helps user to track and perform manual steps during patching.

– Oracle Patch Application Assistant (PAA) helps you track and perform manual steps during patching
– For patches with manual steps, PAA generates a customized set of instructions specific to your installation and displays the relevant manual steps
– For merged patches, PAA automatically merges the contents of the individual patch readme files.
– If you need to use PAA, the patch readme will ask you to run admsi.pl

This utility can be run in either CLI mode or GUI mode

Run the admsi.pl script to generate customized installation instructions for applying the patch. You will need to provide the location of your patch top directory and the applmgr password.

$ cd $AD_TOP/bin
$ perl admsi.pl -patch_top=<patch-top-directory> -appspass=<apps-password>
For details, run “perl admsi.pl –help”

The steps are contained in the customized installation instructions generated by the admsi.pl script. Additional steps are also detailed in the customized installation instructions depending on the patch, the state of your system, and the products you have installed.

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