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Announcing Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 Developer Preview

Honglin Su
Sr. Director of Product Management

Oracle is pleased to announce the availability of the developer preview for Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 as part of our ongoing goal of making Oracle Linux the distribution for development.

The Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 Developer Preview includes the following kernel packages:

  • kernel-uek-4.14.35-1818.2.1.el7uek.x86_64

The Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 5, which is the default kernel.

  • kernel-3.10.0-933.el7.x86_64

The latest Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK).

To get started with Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 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 6 on the Oracle Linux yum server or the Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN)

# vi /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo

[ol7_u6_developer]
name=Oracle Linux $releasever Update 6 installation media copy ($basearch)
baseurl=https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/6/developer/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

[ol7_u6_developer_optional]
name=Oracle Linux $releasever Update 6 optional packages ($basearch)
baseurl=https://yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL7/optional/developer/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

Oracle Linux yum server is mirrored inside Oracle Cloud Infrastructure to enable faster downloads. You can follow the instructions to configure Oracle Linux yum server mirrors in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

Modify the yum channel setting and enable the Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 Developer Preview channels. Then you perform the upgrade.

# yum update

After the upgrade is completed, reboot the system and you will have Oracle Linux 7 Update 6 Developer Preview running.

# cat /etc/oracle-release
Oracle Linux Server release 7.6

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.

If you have any questions, please visit the Oracle Linux and UEK Preview space on the Oracle Linux Community.

If you come to Oracle OpenWorld and want to learn more about Oracle Linux and Virtualization and to speak with product experts, visit the Oracle Infrastructure Technologies showcase, booth #120, located in Moscone South, on the right side, just past the Autonomous Database showcase.

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