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2974645 - catsbp fails with "Cannot parse XML patch descriptor for key"


As part of SBP installation, executing of catsbp fails with below error:


Log file: $ORACLE_BASE/cfgtoollogs/sqlpatch/SAP<SBP_DATE>_APPLY_<DBSID>_2020_09_18-09-46-56.log

Connecting to database...
Connecting to database...done.

Initializing database session...
Initializing database session...done.

Determining dictionary information...
Determining dictionary information...done.

Preparing for Datapatch execution...
Preparing for Datapatch execution...done.

Determining patch state...

Internal or other error:
Cannot parse XML patch descriptor for key "30112122/23124066" (not well-formed (invalid token) at line 1, column 5, byte 5 at /oracle/<DBSID>/18.0.0/perl/lib/site_perl/5.22.0/x86_64-linux-thread-multi/XML/ line 187) at /oracle/<DBSID>/18.0.0/sapbundle/SBP_181100200714_202008_PERSISTENCE/ line 1330.

catsbp completed with errors, post-installation of this SAP Bundle Patch is INCOMPLETE.

Refer to the log file
for more information.

Overall Status: INCOMPLETE



  • UNIX/Linux Operating System
  • SAP Netweaver
  • Oracle 18c
  • Oracle 19c




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