Due to GI_HOME restricted access, you might get following errors when you extract opatch utility to GI_HOME:
checkdir error: cannot create /u01/app/22.214.171.124/grid/OPatch Permission denied unable to process OPatch/config/opatch.properties.
Here is one of the appropriate way for extracting opatch utility :
1) Make a backup of current opatch utility:
$ cd /u01/app/126.96.36.199/grid/ $ tar -cvf /tmp/opatch_old.tar ./OPatch
2) Empty OPatch directory:
$cd /u01/app/188.8.131.52/grid/OPatch $ rm *.*
3) Extract opatch utility of patch id 6880880 to GI home ( /u01/app/184.108.40.206/grid ):
$ unzip p6880880_122010_Linux-x86-64.zip -d /u01/app/220.127.116.11/grid $ which opatch /u01/app/18.104.22.168/grid/OPatch/opatch $ opatch version OPatch Version: 22.214.171.124.13 OPatch succeeded.