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Oracle Instant Client RPMs Now Available on Oracle Linux Yum Server (yum.oracle.com)

Recently, we added Oracle Instant Client RPMs to the yum servers inside Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). Those yum servers are accessible from systems within OCI only. Today, I'm pleased to announce we added Oracle Instant Client RPMs to Oracle Linux yum server. That's right, no more manual steps to accept a license before you can download Oracle Instant Client. Simply run yum install from any Oracle Linux system connected to the Internet.

How to access Oracle Instant Client on Oracle Linux yum server (yum.oracle.com)

Grab the latest version of the repo definition file from the Oracle Linux yum server:

cd /etc/yum.repos.d
sudo mv public-yum-ol7.repo public-yum-ol7.repo.bak  
sudo wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol7.repo

Enable the ol7_oracle_instantclient repo:

sudo yum install -y yum-utils
sudo yum-config-manager --enable ol7_oracle_instantclient

Here are the instant RPMs currently available:

$ sudo yum list oracle-instantclient*
ol7_UEKR4                                                                         | 1.2 kB  00:00:00     
ol7_latest                                                                        | 1.4 kB  00:00:00     
ol7_oracle_instantclient                                                          | 1.2 kB  00:00:00     
(1/2): ol7_oracle_instantclient/x86_64/primary                                    | 2.2 kB  00:00:00     
(2/2): ol7_oracle_instantclient/x86_64/updateinfo                                 |  145 B  00:00:00     
ol7_oracle_instantclient                                                                             7/7
Available Packages
oracle-instantclient18.3-basic.x86_64                      ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-basiclite.x86_64                  ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-devel.x86_64                      ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-jdbc.x86_64                       ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-odbc.x86_64                       ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-sqlplus.x86_64                    ol7_oracle_instantclient
oracle-instantclient18.3-tools.x86_64                      ol7_oracle_instantclient


With Oracle Instant Client RPMs now on our publicly available Oracle Linux yum server, it's even easier to develop and deploy applications for Oracle Database.

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Comments ( 5 )
  • Bruno Lavoie Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    Can this instant client repo be used on all RHEL derivatives?

  • Sergio Wednesday, November 7, 2018
    @Bruno: you may use this repo with any RPM-based Linux distribution.
  • John Fak Thursday, December 13, 2018
    AWESOME !!!
  • Jon B Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    Are the Oracle 12.1/12.2 instant client packages available anywhere via yum? I swear about 6 weeks ago I used yum to grab them, but it cannot find them anymore.
  • Sergio Wednesday, January 9, 2019
    @Jon: not as of yet. They are available in the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure yum mirrors
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