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:


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 in the Enterprise Cloud-Native Java Team at Oracle. Mark works mainly on making Java (traditional and microservices) easy to use in Kubernetes and the CNCF ecosystem. Before joining this team, Mark worked on Wercker, WebLogic and 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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