Re: Avoiding 18XE preinstall on Linux

From: Rich J <>
Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 15:40:09 -0500
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Hey Niall,

As there's a low number of servers to manage, I'm using Ansible (agent-less, zero overhead -- perfect for the 10-ish servers). The irony is that this server is acting like a poor man's management server for the other servers. But none of the other servers will be using 18XE. The existing 19.6 install is the repository for EM13 and I want to add 18XE for centrally storing some logs that can be reported via Apex (i.e. nothing critical with zero license cost).


On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 3:14 PM <> wrote:

> What do you use for configuration management? We use puppet and have a
> (horrible horrible horrible - go see Enterprise Modules for a proper
> approach) setup that manages all the pre-reqs. IMO pre-install is for
> customers that don't do config management. If you do, get friendly with the
> config management folks in your sysadmin team.
> On Mon, Mar 23, 2020 at 5:36 PM Rich J <> wrote:
>> Hey all,
>> On OEL7.7, I have Oracle 19.6 installed and I want to install 18XE. The
>> problem is that I don't want to install/run the preinstall dependency and
>> have it overwrite my kernel/user parameters, users, groups, etc. The only
>> way I can think of how to do that is to use "rpm --nodeps" instead of
>> "yum". But I'd like to avoid using rpm to install outside of yum if
>> possible.
>> Thoughts?
>> Thanks,
>> Rich
> --
> Niall Litchfield
> Oracle DBA

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