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Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the RHEL OS (Doc ID 376183.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 04, 2018

Applies to:

Oracle Database - Enterprise Edition - Version and later
Linux x86-64
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation
Linux x86
IBM: Linux on System z
Red Hat Advanced Server
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server Itanium
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Advanced Server x86-64 (AMD Opteron Architecture)
Linux Itanium
***Checked for relevance on 03-Jan-2013***


This document will explain the RDBMS installation symptoms that might be observed when Linux OS RPMs that are expected to be present from the initial OS installation are in-fact absent.

After installing default RPM' s the document begins with several example RDBMS installation symptoms that have been observed, each of which indicate that a "default installation" of RHEL is missing. This document then continues with a strategy to verify the exact RPM groupings and the individual RPMs that were selected at OS install time. Finally, the document concludes with example RPM command outputs for a "default RPMs" installation.

Although the details that are used to explain the concept of a "default-RPMs" installation of RHEL AS/ES in this document are from a 64-bit RHEL 4 U1 installation, the principles of this note apply to all certified Linux distributions.  The equivalent NOTE for the SLES OS is:

<NOTE 386391.1> "Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the SLES OS"

The equivalent NOTE for the Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) is:

<NOTE 401167.1> "Defining a "default RPMs" installation of the OEL OS"


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