Re: Linux flavor

From: Palooka <>
Date: Thu, 09 Apr 2009 19:17:56 +0100
Message-ID: <oZqDl.23372$cX1.5906_at_newsfe28.ams2>

Peter Schneider wrote:
> schrieb:
>> Could someone please inform me what version of Linux is good for
>> learning and trying out Oracle DB? Thanks.

> If you want to install 11g, I'd recommend you get CentOS 5.
> You can then just follow the Oracle install instructions for RH
> Enterprise 5 (which CentOS is a clone of). No hassles, no need to get
> obscure older libraries, create symlinks to them etc.
> Have a look here:

For this purpose, I'd go with CentOS too. Both Centos and OEL are RHEL rebadged; the difference is that CentOS makes patches available; whereas OEL does not, unless you purchase support.

To make installation easy, I'd recommend Howard Rogers' doris script. Google dizwell + doris.

HTH. Palooka Received on Thu Apr 09 2009 - 13:17:56 CDT

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