Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Please let me know which forum I should use if it isn't this one.
I'd like to upgrade both the database (Oracle 188.8.131.52) and the Linux (Oracle Linux 5) of the Oracle pre-built vm that I downloaded from here : http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/community/developer-vm/index.html
Database side I'm OK with, getting the zips etc. Where do I get the binaries to upgrade the OS? Metalink doesn't seem to have an Oracle Linux patch section if it isn't for another Oracle product ON Oracle Linux. I'm probably not using it properly.
I have no experience with updating the VM image you mention, nor do I know whether this will work or is a good idea. But to answer your question where to obtain Oracle Linux binaries or update the system:
You can download installation DVD's from:
You can do free updates of Oracle Linux configuring Oracle Public Yum using the el5_latest repository and typing "yum update" at the command line. More info at:
Upgrading from one major Oracle or RHEL Linux release to another, e.g. 5.x to 6.x is not supported and cannot be done by yum or other package managers.