What happened to oracle-validated?

I am not a big fan of renaming things for the sake of renaming things, and to be fair, I am not sure that this is a case of that, but the much loved oracle-validated package that existed on Oracle (Enterprise) Linux up to version 5 has now got a new name. 

I don’t particularly like the new name, since it implies that this package is only useful for installing the Oracle Database 11gR2, and that is not really the case – this package is also very useful to install before you attempt to install many Fusion Middleware products on Linux, so I must say that I like the old name better.

But, you can’t stop progress!

Anyway, the new name is as follows:

oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall

You should install this package (using yum) before you try to install any Fusion Middleware products on Oracle Linux – it will save you a lot of trouble.  You can find more information about the package here.

Also, in case you were not aware, there is now a public yum repository for Oracle Linux – you can find config files and details here.

About Mark Nelson

Mark Nelson is an Architect (an "IC6") in the Fusion Middleware Central Development Team at Oracle. Mark's job is to make Fusion Middleware easy to use in the cloud and at home, for developers and operations folks, with special focus on continuous delivery, configuration management and provisioning - making it simple to manage the configuration of complex environments and applications built with Oracle Database, Fusion Middleware and Fusion Applications, on-premise and in the cloud. Before joining this team, Mark was a senior member of the A-Team since 2010, and worked in Sales Consulting at Oracle since 2006 and various roles at IBM since 1994.
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