Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the developer preview for Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 as part of our ongoing goal of making Oracle Linux the distribution for development.
The Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview includes the following kernel packages:
The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 4 Update 6, which is the default kernel.
The latest Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).
To get started with Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview, you can simply perform a fresh installation by using the ISO images available for download from Oracle Technology Network.
Or, you can perform an upgrade from an existing Oracle Linux 7 installation by using the developer preview channels for Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 on the Oracle Linux yum server or the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN).
# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo [ol7_u5_developer] name=Oracle Linux $releasever Update 5 installation media copy ($basearch) baseurl=http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/5/developer/$basearch/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle gpgcheck=1 enabled=1 [ol7_u5_developer_optional] name=Oracle Linux $releasever Update 5 optional packages ($basearch) baseurl=http://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/optional/developer/$basearch/ gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
Modify the yum channel setting and enable the Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview channels. Then you perform the upgrade.
# yum updateAfter the upgrade is completed, reboot the system and you will have Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 Developer Preview running.
# cat /etc/oracle-release Oracle Linux Server release 7.5 # uname -a Linux honsu-ol7-vm1 4.1.12-112.14.15.el7uek.x86_64 #2 SMP Thu Feb 8 09:58:19 PST 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
This release is provided for development and test purposes only and is not covered by Oracle Linux support. Oracle does not recommended using preview releases in production.