Linux OS Installation with Reduced Set of Packages for Running Oracle Database Server without ULN/RHN (Doc ID 579101.1)

Last updated on DECEMBER 14, 2016

Applies to:

Linux OS - Version Oracle Linux 4.4 to Oracle Linux 6.4 [Release OL4U4 to OL6U4]
Linux x86-64
Linux x86
Linux Kernel - Version: 4.4 to 5.3


Goal

This document explains how to set up an Oracle Linux for the installation of various Oracle software without redundant packages for environments which do not have access to update channels as ULN or RHN. For those environments which are registered with ULN or RHN, see <Note 728346.1>.

Default installations of the Linux operating system contain lots of RPM's which are unnecessary for running Oracle software. Limiting the installed  packages to what is strictly necessary for the correct configuration and operation of the Oracle environment reduces the amount of required disk space, leads to a more manageable and  robust operating environment.

Solution

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