RE: Oracle Unbreakable Linux

From: Bobak, Mark <>
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 12:18:00 -0400
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I agree w/ Jared, the one really nice thing that unbreakable has going for it is the ability to type: up2date oracle-validated

And, Ta-da!, you have an O/S that meets all the RPM prereqs for Oracle products.

At least, that's what I've read, I've never actually done it myself.

For us, the case for NOT using Oracle's Linux is that we have a *lot* of non-oracle Linux installations. As RedHat is well-supported by Oracle, there's no real incentive to move to Oracle Linux for database servers, since we already have lots of RedHat boxes and a RedHat support contract.


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From: [] On Behalf Of Jared Still Sent: Friday, March 14, 2008 12:01 PM
Subject: Re: Oracle Unbreakable Linux

I have not used it .

One nice perq I guess is that if you subscribe you can get all the required RPM's (that are not on the install disk) in one nice RPM.

It might also be an opportunity to eliminate some finger pointing when trouble strikes.

Other than that, not too much to say about it.


On Fri, Mar 14, 2008 at 7:53 AM, Kevin Lidh <<>> wrote: A friend of mine is considering Unbreakable in his organization and wondered if I had heard of anybody using it in production. I personally haven't but was wondering if anyone on this list was using it and what they're feelings about it were? Have you used Oracle's support and how was it?


Kevin Lidh



Jared Still
Certifiable Oracle DBA and Part Time Perl Evangelist

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