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.
First, verify your Oracle Linux yum server configuration as we've recently made some changes in the way repository definitions are delivered. Follow the steps here to verify your setup.
Once you've verified your yum configuration, install the oracle-release-el7 or oracle-release-el6 release package to configure repository definitions for Oracle Instant Client
sudo yum install oracle-release-el7
Oracle Linux yum server currently offers Oracle Instant Client 18.3, which can connect to Oracle Database 11.2 or later.
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_64 184.108.40.206.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-basiclite.x86_64 220.127.116.11.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-devel.x86_64 18.104.22.168.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-jdbc.x86_64 22.214.171.124.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-odbc.x86_64 126.96.36.199.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-sqlplus.x86_64 188.8.131.52.0-2 ol7_oracle_instantclient oracle-instantclient18.3-tools.x86_64 184.108.40.206.0-2 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.