This issue may occur in any environment where the ApplyPTF tool is used for patching.
This issue can occur if the wrong node (server) name is specified when launching ApplyPTF. You can see in the screenshot above on the third line that ApplyPTF is attempting to contact the "WRONG-SERVER-NAME", which then leads to an inability to locate the proper patch history file.
ApplyPTF maintains the name of the last node it used to apply or back out a patch, even if the folder is copied to a new location. When running ApplyPTF, especially after copying the tool to a new server, it is important to verify that the correct server name is listed before attempting to apply or back out any patches.