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aboard Member Posts: 1 Green Ribbon


the installation goes well (i've not the intempestive reboot during anaconda from another RHEL derived distribution).

I really would like to ask for some package installation.

  • I've seen that ZFS Is on the 0.8.5 version. I assume that oracle set this version because it's very stable ? (i would like to use encryption and zraid). Could i ask your experience with this version (i've seen that there were some trouble with very recent version of ZFS). ZFS installation goes pretty well by the way.
  • i've some trouble to install vmware (sorry oracle :-) compiling vmnet and other module even with the 5.X kernel source properly installed, so i tried to install virtualbox :-) (but i cannot see the package anywhere !)
  • I'm trying also to install xfce as light X env but i cannt see the package even with EPEL

Many thanks for your help.


  • David Gilpin-Oracle
    David Gilpin-Oracle Principal Product Manager, Oracle Linux and Virtualization Frisco, TXPosts: 46 Employee

    Oracle Linux does not distribute ZFS. I don't know where you are fetching the ZFS packages for Oracle Linux, but it's not from Oracle. We encourage folks who are interested in ZFS on Oracle Linux consider 'btrfs' instead, it's a native Linux utility.

    I don't understand your question concerning vmware/vmnet. What are you trying to achieve?

    XFCE is not distributed with Oracle Linux - and at this time it is NOT mirrored on the Oracle EPEL channel.

    This is a good article showing how to install XFCE on OL7 and OL8.