966042 wrote:No. It will always install the UEK (or UEK2) depending on which repositories you have enabled. This is because we only support OCFS2 and ASMlib in the UEK and UEK2 kernels on OL6. You can however keep the RHCK as the default kernel by editing */etc/sysconfig/kernel* so that even though the UEK or UEK2 is installed, the RHCK remains the default boot kernel.
In the Linux 6 world, it appears that we now are supposed to use the “oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall” RPM, but this also installs the Unbreakable kernel. Is there any such version of this RPM that will keep the RH Compatible kernel?
Dude wrote:Actually, it has a lot of dependencies: that's how it works. :) It's a metapackage that depends on the packages we know we need for a database install. So it ensures those packages are installed by depending on them.
The package actually does not contain installation software and has no dependencies, but triggers the installation of packages.
966042 wrote:Did you even read my post? You need to change the default kernel in /etc/sysconfig/kernel. However, this RPM is designed specifically to install the UEK (or UEK2). You need to manually switch back to the RHCK after install by editing /etc/sysconfig/kernel and possibly /boot/grub/grub.conf as well.
I spoke too soon - After a reboot, it appears to be uek!!!!
966042 wrote:BTW, any particular reason why you're not using UEK or UEK2? Keep in mind that ASMlib on OL6 is only supported with the UEK/UEK2 kernels and performance should be improved as well. Though, the performance differential between RHCK and UEK2 on OL6 is less than on OL5 where the version difference is so much greater.
Sorry Avi - I posted before reading the above.
966042 wrote:Change this to:
# DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type