Oracle patch wget - Free Download
While testing this patch download method in the wake of the recent My Oracle Support cutover, I noticed a new wrinkle. Instead of a successful patch download, I got the following message from wget: To connect to login. After adding --no-check-certificate to the wget command, I was once again able to retrieve patches, but it took a bit longer than usual, as wget wandered through a tree of redirects.
I've updated the code for the getOraPatch function accordingly. Update 2, also Nov A commenter on Chris Warticki's Oracle Support blog noted that the patch download page provided by the Flash version of My Oracle Support does not present a right-clickable Download button, which would seem to render the wget patch retreival method useless.
Thankfully, there's a workaround: No, no, this isn't a back door into the Metalink My Oracle Support patch repository. Don't get too excited. While working from home this evening, I had to download some patches to a remote Linux system, and was struck, not for the the first time, by the inconvenience of it all.
The usual options seem to be:. At least, I think that's how the old saying goes. I created the following bash 1 function that uses wget to download a patch from updates. The above function prompts for the username and password that you use to access Metalink My Oracle Support. If the variables are already defined in your session, then it assumes you want to use the existing values and does not prompt you again. Then, the function parses the patch URL to find the patch's filename, and passes all four values userid, password, URL, and filename to wget.
I usually just resort to the tried-and-true "Zip the large file, upload the zip file, and hope the person on the other end knows how to use an uncompress utility.
I once was told my trace file upload was corrupted, and had to point out that it was zipped. Merci pour votre visite. A couple of things to note about the script that I had to do to get it to work or that I just changed:.
Obviously, I then had to call the function at the bottom of the script. So it ended up like this:. Hi James, Great, I'm glad this is useful for you. One way to get around doing search and replace on the ampersands in the patch URL is to enclose the entire URL in single quotes when you pass it to your shell script.
I used the above example to download a small patch from oracle, and the following error msg I got. HTTP request sent, awaiting response Hi David, I get a number of messages like that, but wget does eventually stop following redirects and download the patch. I just tested this on a small patch, and I get a series of redirects before the patch download starts:.
I cut out a lot of output, because the URLs get a bit long, but as you can see, it bounces around a bit before the download actually starts. Does your wget session end after the first message, or does it keep going? Eventually the wget session stop, and one zip file that is not the correct size compare to what oracle have.
Are you able to retrieve other patches with wget? I haven't seen this behavior with any of the patches I've downloaded this way. Perhaps you have some options defined in a global or local wgetrc file that are influencing wget's default operation regarding redirects.
The method described in this post covers downloadig patches from My Oracle Support, but doesn't address downloading files from Oracle Technet. OTN downloads require cookies to be set for the download session, so you'll need to copy the appropriate cookies from another browser and feed them to wget.
There's a good writeup by Marc Fielding on the Pythian blog that explains how to do this: I think port 80 is blocked on this server. My network admin told me port 80 should never be open on a DB server and DB servers should never have internet access as it is too much of a security hole.
Since it's your network admin's job to maintain the security of your company's network, and every organization has different security requirements, I won't presume to offer any workarounds. Instead, I suggest that you engage with your network admin to explain what you're trying to do if you haven't already , and see if he or she has any ideas about how to accomplish the task while maintaining a comfortable level of compliance.
It might be possible to set up a proxy that only allows outbound connections to oracle. Or maybe there's a network share on the database server that is also accessible from a server that has access to the outside world, but if your network admin is blocking outbound port 80, I doubt that this sort of this sort of thing would be allowed either.
Depending on the work involved, you may both decide that any solution to the problem isn't worth the time and effort. If that's the case, you're stuck with copying patches up to the database server from another machine. Even then, using wget to download the patches could still save you some time, since you could batch all of the downloads into a single script, and avoid babysitting several browser sessions. The approach in this link works like a champ for pulling files down from technet: This entry was written by jpiwowar, posted on 17 July [ Recently, I had a commenter on that post ask about using wget to download software from Oracle [ Your email is never published nor shared.
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Obviously, I then had to call the function at the bottom of the script. Retrieving Oracle patches with wget. This entry was written by jpiwowar, posted on 17 July [ Cloud Account Access your cloud dashboard, manage orders, and more. Solaris Third Party Bulletin - January Thoughts from James H. If the variables are already defined in your session, then it assumes you want to use the existing values and does not prompt you again. This will work only if the wget in the environment where this script will be executed was compiled with OpenSSL.