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 a Developer Evangelist at Oracle, focusing on microservices and messaging. Before this role, Mark was an Architect in the Enterprise Cloud-Native Java Team, the Verrazzano Enterprise Container Platform project, 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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