I was having a play around with Fedora 25 last weekend and I just noticed there was no associated blog post about it, so here goes.
First the warning I always have to include. Do not install Oracle on Fedora before reading this! With that out of the way, let’s continue.
Since Fedora is the proving ground for future releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and I’m a fan of running Oracle on a binary clone of RHEL called Oracle Linux (OL), I am curious about any new release.
Not surprisingly, Oracle database 12c installs really easily on Fedora 25, just as it did on previous releases.
I did have the usual problem with the Perl stuff, as I’m running the VM on a relatively modern MacBook Pro, which has a CPU that freaks out the version of Perl shipped with Oracle, but the article includes a link about how to fix that. I’ve repeated the installation under VirtualBox on systems using older chips (my work PC and an old server at home) and it works without complaint. No drama.
So all seems well in the world of Oracle 12c on Fedora 25. Now you know how to do it, please don’t. Use Oracle Linux. 🙂