I first asked this question on stackoverflow, but someone pointed out that this might be the appropriate site. Hope I am doing this right.
To perform tests in advance of an upgrade from Oracle 11gR2 to 12c on our production systems, I tried to update the database of a developer virtual machine (Windows 7). The current Oracle Database version of this old developer machine is 220.127.116.11.0. The setup file of Oracle 12c then told me to patch to 18.104.22.168, 22.214.171.124 or 126.96.36.199 first. So I tried to find and download the Patch to 188.8.131.52 for Windows x64. The official Oracle page only lists 184.108.40.206, so I did a quick search that lead me to this page.
I am used to be forced to login to download stuff from Oracle, but the second page tells me I need special support privileges. Seriously? Oracle allows me to setup a developing machine with their enterprise editions but I need support privileges to download a patch to the most recent version of Oracle 11?
Did I miss something? How am I supposed to test the upgrade process on my developing machine(s)?
Thanks for any help!