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Fedora 21 : Oracle 11g and 12c Installations

Fedora 21 has arrived and it’s now delivered in three focussed flavours (Workstation, Server and Cloud). This of course resulted in the usual articles from me. Fedora 21 (F21) Installation Oracle Database 11g Release 2 (11.2) Installation On Fedora 21 (F21) Oracle Database 12c Release 1 (12.1) Installation On Fedora 21 (F21) As always, read […]

I must install Oracle on Fedora!

Followers of my blog and website know I play around with installations on Fedora for fun. All of my installation guides on Fedora come with a link at the top that points to this disclaimer. Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this! A few times recently I’ve been contacted by people saying their […]

Fedora 19 : Upgrade from Fedora 18…

I finally got round to upgrading my desktop machine to Fedora 19. The experience was pretty similar to upgrade from Fedora 17 to Fedora 18. This time I had to remove FireFox, as it was holding on to Fedora 18 packages. Once I removed and re-added it I could complete a “yum update”. Things seem […]

Fedora 19 Alpha…

For those eager beavers out there, you can now get hold of Fedora 19 Alpha from the pre-release location. The release notes can be found here. I’m keen to check out the improvements to MATE in version 1.6, as this is now my standard desktop. Cheers Tim… Update: It installs in Oracle VirtualBox and the […]

Fedora 18 : The winner is MATE (so far)…

I’m a few days into Fedora 18 and I think I’ve come the the conclusion that the desktop that best suits *me* is MATE. The journey to this point has been a rather long and meandering one. Let’s cut it short and start at GNOME2. GNOME2 : I was happy and all things were good. […]

Fedora 18 : Upgrading from Fedora 17…

I’ve just got to the end of a real upgrade of a Fedora 17 server to Fedora 18. The basic process goes like this. Download the Fedora 18 ISO. Update your current Fedora 17 system by issuing the “yum update” command and restart once it is complete. Install the “fedup” package. “yum –enablerepo=updates-testing install fedup” […]

Fedora 18 and Oracle 11gR2…

After several abortive attempts I finally got hold of Fedora 18 last night. Those mirrors are getting a real battering at the moment. The first job was to do a basic installation. Fedora 18 (F18) Installation I’d seen a few things written about the new installer, not all of which were positive. IMHO the installation […]

Fedora 17 : My upgrade hell…

It’s been a few days since the final release of Fedora 17. I’ve been running it on VMs since the alpha release, but the day after the final release I decided to upgrade a real Fedora 16 machine. That’s where all the fun started… I’ve now attempted Fedora 16 -> 17 upgrades on two physical […]

Fedora 17 and Oracle 11gR2…

Fedora 17 was released yesterday. I mentioned in a previous post I had run through the installation of Oracle 11gR2 on Fedora 17 alpha. With the arrival of the final Fedora 17 release I ran through the articles again last night to make sure everything was OK. You can see the finished versions here: Fedora 17 […]

ClamAV on Fedora and Enterprise Linux…

Following on from my post on AntiVirus Software and Apple Macs, I decided to add antivirus to my desktop machines also. I chose ClamAV because it is part of the Fedora repository. I wrote a quick note about installing ClamAV on Fedora and Enterprise Linux (RHEL, Oracle Linux, CentOS etc.). Linux Antivirus (clamav, freshclam, clamscan, clamtk) Not […]