[CentOS] CentOS vs. RHEL vs. Oracle Linux ?

Hakan Koseoglu hakan at koseoglu.org
Wed Nov 24 12:05:39 UTC 2010

On 24 November 2010 11:57, Scott Robbins <scottro at nyc.rr.com> wrote:
> Well, it's pretty similar.  I'm not sure if I messed up the installation
It's almost identical. Oracle kernel parameters & dependencies can be
automatically installed during installation albeit later on Oracle
RDBMS installation gives you warnings since it doesn't like the
default values in /etc/sysctl.conf as populated by OEL.

The rest? Almost completely identical to upstream.

> I didn't find a samba package, but as this was for one oracle developer
> to transfer files, we just used winscp.  (I also didn't look hard for a
> samba package, at present, this is just a test.)
Are you sure?

[root at fubar ~]# rpm -qf /usr/sbin/smbd

> Disk naming seems slightly different--we went with more standard
> partitions rather than LVM, and rather than /dev/sda and so on, it was
> /dev---arrgh, I'm not at work, and my mind just went blank--errm, xda
> and xdb?  At any rate, it will be fairly obvious.
Nope, all comes as sda/sdb etc. if you don't use LVM unless your
external storage is funky.

> assume (but note, that's an assumption, not knowledge), one could call
> and ask things like, Where can I find samba?
Erm, maybe one of these should contain it? (It is pretty visible
during the installation).

[root at hobbit Oracle Unbreakable Linux]# mount -o loop -t iso9660
Enterprise-R5-U5-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso /mnt/mnt1
[root at hobbit Oracle Unbreakable Linux]# cd /mnt/mnt1
[root at hobbit Oracle Unbreakable Linux]# find /mnt/mnt1 -iname samba*

> (Samba client and samba common was available, but no smbd.  Again, I did
> NO googling on this, just did yum provides */smbd, got no results, and
> then used WinSCP.)
It appears you didn't even look for it. :)

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