Oracle Linux 7.1 Preinstall Packages available for 11gR2 and 12cR1


Every so often I have a nose around the contents of the Oracle Linux public yum repositories and guess what I found in the OL7.1 base and OL7 latest repositories.


The datestamps suggest they’ve been around since the 5th February, but I think these only became available with the release of OL7.1.

On the positive side, this means installations of 11g and 12c just got a whole lot easier on Oracle Linux 7. On the downside, I’ve got some minor rewrites to do. 🙂



Author: Tim...

DBA, Developer, Author, Trainer.

2 thoughts on “Oracle Linux 7.1 Preinstall Packages available for 11gR2 and 12cR1”

  1. Why doesn’t Oracle stop pretending it’s the 1980s and provide packages to install the whole DBMS?

  2. Colin : I guess there are two responses to this:

    1) Yes. I agree. Installation on Linux should be an RPM. Installation on Windows should be an MSI/EXE.

    2) No. I disagree. There is a consistent approach to installation on all platforms and that is to use the OUI. Making an exception for Linux is a bad things from the consistency perspective.

    From Oracle’s perspective, (2) is the attractive argument. From our perspective, it is all about (1). 🙂



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