The basic steps for applying the Oracle 188.8.131.52 patchset are:
- Download the patch from Metalink.
- Unzip it on the database server.
- Shut down all databases using the Oracle9i home.
- Apply the patchset to the Oracle binaries.
- Start up all databases using the Oracle9i home and run required SQL scripts within each database.
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