Monday Oct 07, 2013

Oracle Linux 5.10 channels are now published

We just released Oracle Linux 5.10 channels on both http://public-yum.oracle.com and on the Unbreakable Linux Network. ISO's are going to be updated on edelivery in a few days. The channels are available immediately.

As many of you know, we are now using a CDN to distribute the RPMS for public-yum globally so you should have good bandwidth everywhere to freely access the RPMs.

Wednesday Jan 16, 2013

Oracle Linux 5.9

Oracle Linux 5.9 was uploaded yesterday to http://linux.oracle.com (ULN) and to http://public-yum.oracle.com. The _latest channels are current and the 5.9_base channels contain the core.

ISO images will be available shortly from http://edelivery.oracle.com. If there is an urgent need to get the ISOs through My Oracle Support, simply file a service request.

Release notes are here.

Thursday Mar 22, 2012

Setting up Oracle Linux 6 with public-yum for all updates

I just wanted to give you a quick example on how to get started with Oracle Linux 6 and start using the updates we published on http://public-yum.oracle.com.

  • Download Oracle Linux (without the requirement of a support subscription) from http://edelivery.oracle.com/linux.

  • Install Oracle Linux from the ISO or DVD image

  • Log in as user root
  • Download the yum repo file from http://public-yum.oracle.com

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo
    

  • If you want, you can edit the repo file and enable other repositories, I enabled [ol6_UEK_latest] by just setting enabled=1 in the file with a text editor.

  • Run yum repolist to show the registered channels and you see we are including everything including the latest published RPMs.

    Now you can just run yum update and any time we release new security errata or bugfix errata for OL6, they will be posted and you will automatically get them. It's very easy, very convenient and actually very cool. We do a lot more than just build OL RPMs and distribute them, we have a very comprehensive test farm where we test the packages extensively.

  • About

    Wim Coekaerts is the Senior Vice President of Linux and Virtualization Engineering for Oracle. He is responsible for Oracle's complete desktop to data center virtualization product line and the Oracle Linux support program.

    You can follow him on Twitter at @wimcoekaerts

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