Oracle Enterprise Linux Yum Server Available

After a slightly protracted delay waiting for our earnings announcement, Oracle Linux Engineering have just announced Enterprise Linux packages for Release 4, Release 5 and Oracle VM 2 are now freely available on a yum server Previously, the whole CD or DVD image had to be downloaded for local use.

Thursday, March 19, 2009 | linux | Read More

PHP 5.2.9 RPMs for RHEL are available

PHP 5.2.9 RPMs for RHEL 4 & 5, 32 & 64 bit are now up on The OCI8 1.3.5 extension is included. If you followed me on twitter, you would have got this news yesterday :)

Wednesday, March 18, 2009 | linux | Read More

web2Project talk: Northern Virginia Linux User Group at Oracle Reston Sat 7th Feb

Late news, but D. Keith Casey Jr just tweeted that he's talking about the web2Project at NoVaLUG 10am Saturday at Oracle's Reston building. Details on the NOVALUG website

Friday, February 6, 2009 | linux | Read More

Installing Oracle Database 11g on Ubuntu

Paul Vallee from Pythian emailed me that they have a new installation guide out. The name says it all:Installing Oracle 11gR1 on Ubuntu 8.10 Intrepid Ibex.

Thursday, November 20, 2008 | linux | Read More

Oracle XE, Ubuntu Hardy

After upgrading to Ubuntu 8.04 and deciding to reinstall a bunch of software, I had to revisit a quirk in one Oracle XE shell script: /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/ 114: [[: not found I get the error when I source /usr/lib/oracle/xe/app/oracle/product/10.2.0/server/bin/ to set my environment variables.The well known solution, for the OS variants where this is a problem, is to edit that file and change the tests to use...

Thursday, May 1, 2008 | linux | Read More

PHP RPMs with OCI8 and PDO_OCI Extensions

If you want a complete set of PHP RPMs including the OCI8 and PDO_OCI extensions, go to The intent of this "project" is to make a relatively current version of PHP available for testing.  The RPMs hosted at the moment are built from PHP 5.2.3.

Monday, July 2, 2007 | linux | Read More

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