Over the weekend Oracle Linux 5.7 was released, as noted here.
Upgrades follow the normal path. Do one of the following:
- Boot from the DVD and upgrade that way.
- Replace the “/etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-el5.repo” file with the new version here, remembering to enable the appropriate entries.
- Amend your existing “/etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-el5.repo”, adding the following new entry.
[ol5_u7_base] name=Oracle Linux $releasever - U7 - $basearch - base baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL5/7/base/$basearch/ gpgkey=http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-el5 gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
If you picked either of the last two options, you can upgrade by issuing the “yum update” command when logged in as root.
I’ve upgraded a couple of VMs running Oracle and everything seems fine so far.