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MOS plugin

Few days back I was (again) angry at My Oracle Support “The page has expired” message appearing in an open tab I left for some time. I tried to find out how to avoid it, and it was relatively easy to do even though I don’t know JavaScript. Then I tried to make a plugin out of it so I it can be on by default & won’t need my attention.
Here it is: plugin for Chrome. It took me 2 seconds to come up with a name – MOS-cow and about 3 hours to prepare plugin.
Then I realized that having such plugin independently is probably not a good idea (it’s only for Chrome, and there are other browsers), and it may be enough to just add a custom JavaScript to Tampermonkey so it’s possible to use in almost any browser. So here it is. I don’t plan to add any new features at the moment, but maybe later. I know what else is needed but have no idea how much time it would take to implement, probably too much, which is not an option.
Anyway, I hope this little stupid piece of JavaScript helps you!

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Bugs fixed in the 10.2.0.5 Patch Set

As you may already know, the terminal 10gR2 patch set (10.2.0.5) has been released recently on the Linux x86 & x86-64. Today I’ve installed 32-bit version on a test machine and was going to have a look on the Doc ID 1088172.1 for list of bugs fixed in this patch set, but there were almost nothing about “list of bugs”. However in reality this document does contain the list – it’s just commented in HTML 🙂 So, I saved it, edited + replaced ugly javascript “links” to the bugs with direct links using couple of regular expressions and here it is – now I have the list of bugs fixed in the 10.2.0.5 patch set. Probably it’s not final, but it’s no doubt better than nothing.

Update May 19: 10.2.0.5 is available for Solaris x86-64 and Solaris SPARC.
Update #2 Aug 9: 10.2.0.5 is re-released for Linux x86 and is now called 10.2.0.5.0a. See Doc ID 1156958.1 for details.

MOS HTML updates

Right after Metalink was replaced by My Oracle Support, I’ve configured a subscription to receive daily updates on new/updated content. I’ve used the same service in Metalink and liked it; it’s good to stay tuned on the latest “surprises” from Oracle. But for some reasons MOS HTML didn’t send me update emails. I tried to configure the same in flash MOS – no luck either. Well, all of a sudden, couple of weeks ago I start receiving MOS HTML updates regularly. So, that’s great, huh? Not exactly: links in message body are broken and when you click one, server reports HTTP 404. Links in an email are like this:

https://supporthtml.oracle.com/ep/faces/secure/kmDocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1062675.1

but should be like this:

https://supporthtml.oracle.com/ep/faces/secure/km/DocumentDisplay.jspx?id=1062675.1

– note the extra slash between km and DocumentDisplay. Luckily there’s a Firefox plug-in called Redirector which helps in this situation.
It can also redirect you from, for example, flash to HTML MOS – just add the URL mapping and forget about flash version.