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

Niki Kovacs contact at kikinovak.net
Wed Nov 24 14:43:05 UTC 2010

Hakan Koseoglu a écrit :
> 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.

Thanks for the detailed answers. I'm currently downloading the set of 
five CDs. I already got the first ISO (my connection is slow), burnt it 
and installed it on a spare machine. The installer looks indeed quite 
the same as RHEL/CentOS (and makes you even wonder if they changed 
something besides the name :oD). Since I have to wait for the other ISOs 
to download, I went for a minimal install, e. g. everything unchecked, 
even [Base]. Unfortunately, contrary to CentOS, this way of doing things 
doesn't get me Yum, and a manual install of Yum apparently requires some 
packages that are not on the first CD. So I'll simply wait for the other 
ISOs to download and go for something less minimal.

I'm especially curious to know about the default Yum repos config : 
where does Oracle Linux have its repos and its updates ? Do I have to 
subscribe to something to get them or are they free ? Well, I guess I'll 
have to wait for my download to finish to get the answer.



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