Installing oracle-validated from an Oracle Enterprise Linux DVD using yum
By Sergio on Oct 22, 2008
In an earlier post, I mentioned that the Enterprise Linux 5 Update 2 installation media have the oracle-validated RPM on it. The same is true for the Enterprise Linux 4 Update 7 media.
If you don't have access to ULN, and you want to install oracle-validated including its dependencies, here's a quick way to set up yum to use an Oracle Enterprise Linux DVD that doesn't require copying all RPMs from the DVD. I performed the following steps using Oracle Enterprise Linux 5, Update 2 x86-64, as root:
- # mkdir /media/disk
- Insert EL5.2 DVD (or attach to your Oracle VM guest)
- # mount /dev/cdrom /media/disk
- Edit /etc/yum.conf, adding the following section:
[EL5.2 DVD] name = Enterprise Linux 5.2 DVD baseurl=file:///media/disk/Server/ gpgcheck=1 enabled=1
- # yum install oracle-validated
Note that edelivery.oracle.com/linux offers only free CD downloads of Oracle Enterprise Linux. The Unbreakable Linux Store.
has DVDs for a nominal (shipping only) fee. DVDs are available as a free download starting with Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Update 7. All other releases and updates can be for a nominal (shipping only) fee.