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How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?

998207 Newbie
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Hello,

How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?

- Oracle Linux 5.8.6.32-400.21.1 x86_64 is Beta version or GA version?
- Oracle Linux 5.8.6.32-400.11.1 x86_64 is Beta version or GA version?

Best regards,
  • 1. Re: How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    GA version is what came with what we could say OL 5.0

    The version you provide 5.8.xx where came from?

    I am not familiar with such version number.

    However, the actual version is 5.9 and actual kernel is

    kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.17.2.el5uek.src.rpm 13-Mar-2013 15:05 81M
    kernel-uek-2.6.39-400.17.2.el5uek.x86_64.rpm 13-Mar-2013 15:05 33M

    If you connect your system to public-yum, a yum update -y will update the OS and Kernel

    From where o what command you use to get 5.8.6.32-400.21.1 ?
  • 2. Re: How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?
    998207 Newbie
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    I am sorry I wrote it with the wrong version.

    This is the exact version that I want to know

    - Oracle Linux 5.8 2.6.32-400.21.1 x86_64
    - Oracle Linux 5.8 2.6.32-400.11.1 x86_64

    I want to apply the official GA version only to the server. So it is very important to me.

    Please understand my situation.

    Best regards,
  • 3. Re: How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?
    Avi Miller Guru
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    995204 wrote:
    I want to apply the official GA version only to the server. So it is very important to me.
    Neither of these kernel versions have been released for Oracle Linux yet, only for the Exadata platform. We are still in the process of releasing a generally available 2.6.32-400 kernel for Oracle Linux.
  • 4. Re: How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?
    Dude! Guru
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    I don't think you can. The even-odd kernel version system to determine between "stable" and "unstable" has long gone already, many years ago. The Linux kernel dropped that practice with the start of the 2.6 kernel. According to information on the web, every release since 2.6 has been a "stable" release.

    http://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/22412/linux-kernel-3-x-new-versioning-scheme
  • 5. Re: How do I know if Oracle Linux is official version or beta version?
    alvaromiranda Explorer
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    Hello There

    If the machine is an exadata or any engineered machine, you have premium support, and you should be able to log a Service Request and get a good answer from them.

    If the question is related, somehow someone did update the oracle linux including kernel in a engineered machine like exadata or database appliance, you should ask in support with an Oracle Support

    Now, if this question is not for an Exa, or ODA:

    the GA version is the 5.0 one, very old, I am not sure why you will like to get old versions.

    If you share with us, what's the requirement that is forcing you going back to a GA, we may assist you better.

    Perhaps a software that require a particular version of kernel?

    If that's the case, you should ask the vendor to move to a better version than the GA

    Hope this helps
    Alvaro

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