Latest Patchset TXK.S Bug Removes Izu_top and Custom Top From Context File

 We all know that the proper way to add a custom top directory to your E-Business Suite instance is through the ${APPL_TOP}/admin/topfile.txt (Note 216589.1). By adding an entry to that file, AutoConfig will:1) Create the environment variable for you

2) Put it into the context file

3) Update various commonly missed files (formservlet.ini, for example).

4) Create the empty directories (if they don’t already exist).

However, during a recent patch-current exercise I re-encountered a bug with this process in the latest TXK patchset (6372396 – TXK.S). After we applied TXK.S, our custom tops were removed from the environment (and from topfile.txt).

The issue happens to be Note: 604263.1, which recommends that you apply patch 7126196 prior to applying the TXK.S patch to avoid the problem.

If you’ve already found yourself “hit” by this problem, apply 7126196, re-add your custom tops and izu <appl top location> to ${APPL_TOP}/admin/topfile.txt, and run autoconfig. Everything will be back to normal.

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I am Rajat Dey and I have more than decade of Oracle experience from all major regions throughout the globe. I am well versed in most facets of Oracle, supporting database, fusion middleware and the eBusiness suite across many operating system platforms.Currently I am located in Sydney  Oracle Financials 11i and Release 12,12.2  Oracle RDBMS 7x,8i , 9i,10g and 11g  Amazon cloud .  Oracle RAC 10g and 11g  Oracle Applications Server  Oracle Web logic Server  OBIEE  Hyperion  SSO  Oracle Portal  PL/SQL  UNIX  SQL  MS-SQL 2008.  OEM 12c .  Data Guard .  Essbase .  Database backup and recovery.  Performance Tunning.  TimeSten

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khan says January 8, 2009

Thanks Rajat for sharing this valuable information.

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stevenz says October 29, 2009

Thanks so much for posting this! I just got hit with it in my environment. Thanks again!

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