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.