ORA-01702: a view is not appropriate here
[SchemaUpdate.execute] could not complete schema update
I was using the Oracle JDBC drivers 10.1.3.3 - luckily, the solution was to upgrade the drivers - when using 126.96.36.199.0 it works fine.
Download ojdbc6.jar from here:
ojdbc6.jar (2,152,051 bytes) - Classes for use with JDK 1.6. It contains the JDBC driver classes except classes for NLS support in Oracle Object and Collection types.