Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this!
This website contains numerous articles on how to install Oracle products on a variety of versions of Linux, including the Fedora distribution. Before you embark on any Oracle installation on Fedora Linux you should really consider the following points.
Q: Is Fedora a supported distribution?
A: No! You should never consider installing Oracle products on Fedora for anything real!
Q: Why do you have articles on this site for installation of Oracle products on Fedora?
A: Fedora is the breeding ground for new versions of RHEL, so I continue to try out installations on Fedora for fun, to see what's coming round the corner. It is in no way an indication that it is a sensible option.
Q: Does the Oracle database install and work on Fedora?
A: Yes, it installs and works, with a couple of minor caveats, but that doesn't mean it is a sensible option for learning about Oracle on Linux.
Q: I use Fedora on my desktop/laptop. Should I install Oracle directly on the OS?
A: No. Fedora is my desktop OS too, but IMHO a better option is to install Oracle VirtualBox on your machine, define a virtual machine (VM) and install Oracle Linux on the VM. You can then install Oracle products on top of that OS.
Q: Why do you suggest using Oracle Linux on a VM?
A: Oracle products are supported on Oracle Linux, so the installations are typically really clean and similar to what you will see on real server installations. Why waste time on a non-supported distribution, when you can use a supported distribution that is free?
Q: I've been having some problems attempting to install Oracle products on Fedora. Can I contact you to help me get things running?
A: No. If you've read the preceding points you know the score. If you want to try it for fun, fine, but if you have any problems you are on your own. I typically do a couple of test installations of Oracle with each new version of Fedora, then ignore it in favor of Oracle Linux for my database and application server installations. Fedora is my main desktop OS, but it is irrelevant for Oracle installations.
Q: My boss/teacher/customer is insisting that I should install Oracle on Fedora. What should I say to them?
A: Your boss/teacher/customer is making a mistake, probably because they do not understand the implications of what they are asking you to do, or do not know about the free alternatives. You should probably get them to read this Oracle Linux FAQ. If they are still unsure, feel free to put them into contact with me and I will happily educate them.
Hope this helps. Regards Tim...