Hot on the release of Oracle Database 18.3.0 On-Prem for Linux, I got on the case with doing some installations. The first of which can be found here.
- Oracle Database 18c Installation On Oracle Linux 6 (OL6) and 7 (OL7)
- Oracle Database 18c Installation On Fedora 28 (F28)
I few things to point out about these…
First, I’ve gone with a read-write Oracle home. I like the idea of the read-only home, but I’ve not played around with it enough at this point to commit.
The other thing is the Oracle home path itself. Currently I’m using “18.0.0”, rather than “18.3.0”. This feels a little strange to me, but I’m not sure how the Release Updates (RUs) will work out for this. I’m guessing what I’ll end up doing is creating a new Oracle home when a RU drops, then switch across to it, so it would be more appropriate to use 18.3.0, with a switch to 18.4.0 later. I’m still trying to decide how I want to play this. If you look at the SQL*Plus banner you will see this.
Connected to: Oracle Database 18c Enterprise Edition Release 184.108.40.206.0 - Production Version 220.127.116.11.0
So neither of these choices feel bad. 🙂
I usually post pictures of the installer, but I think this is sending the wrong message. IMHO you shouldn’t be installing this way, so this time I’ve made the break and only posted the silent installation.
I’ve got a couple more things in the pipeline, which will probably come out tonight. We shall see.