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oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?

969045 Newbie
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In the Oracle Linux 5 (RHEL 5) world, we used to install an “oracle-validated” RPM to prep a box for the database software, as well as the middleware. It sets some tuneables, loads some dependencies and other good housekeeping.

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?

see https://blogs.oracle.com/linux/entry/oracle_rdbms_server_11gr2_pre for other details.

Thanks!
-PH
  • 1. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Dude! Guru
    Currently Being Moderated
    As far as I know the oracle-validated and oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall packages always required Oracle Enterprise Linux or Oracle Linux.

    Since the Oracle UEK kernel is installed by default, your statement that it installs Oracle UEK as a requirement is incorrect. The package actually does not contain installation software and has no dependencies, but triggers the installation of packages. Whether you run Oracle Linux with the included RHEL or UEK kernel as such does not matter for the installation according to my experience.
  • 2. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    969045 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    My Bad - I'm actually STARTING with the RedHat distro - In this case rhel 6.0. Then I add the repos (per http://public-yum.oracle.com/) and perform a "yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall " . It sure looks like its going to install UEK...

    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)
    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 ~]# lsb_release -d
    Description: Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)
    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 ~]# uname -r
    *2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64*
    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 ~]#
    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 ~]# yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
    ol6_UEK_latest | 1.2 kB 00:00
    ol6_UEK_latest/primary | 3.3 MB 00:03
    ol6_UEK_latest 85/85
    ol6_latest | 1.4 kB 00:00
    ol6_latest/primary | 22 MB 00:22
    ol6_latest 17992/17992
    rhel-x86_64-server-6 | 1.8 kB 00:00
    rhel-x86_64-server-6/primary | 11 MB 00:04
    rhel-x86_64-server-6 8588/8588
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-6.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-uek for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: gcc-c++ for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: gcc for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libaio-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libstdc++-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: compat-libstdc++-33 for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: ksh for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: compat-libcap1 for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package compat-libcap1.x86_64 0:1.10-1 will be installed
    ---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-69.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package gcc.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: cpp = 4.4.6-4.el6 for package: gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: cloog-ppl >= 0.15 for package: gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: libmpfr.so.1()(64bit) for package: gcc-c++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-headers = 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 for package: glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-headers for package: glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    ---> Package kernel-uek.x86_64 0:2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-uek-firmware = 2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek for package: kernel-uek-2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek.x86_64
    ---> Package ksh.x86_64 0:20100621-16.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.107-10.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package cloog-ppl.x86_64 0:0.15.7-1.2.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: libppl_c.so.2()(64bit) for package: cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libppl.so.7()(64bit) for package: cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package cpp.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 for package: glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-headers for package: glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    ---> Package kernel-uek-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek will be installed
    ---> Package mpfr.x86_64 0:2.4.1-6.el6 will be installed
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package kernel-uek-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek will be installed
    ---> Package ppl.x86_64 0:0.10.2-11.el6 will be installed
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution

    Dependencies Resolved

    ================================================================================
    Package Arch Version Repository Size
    ================================================================================
    Installing:
    oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
    x86_64 1.0-6.el6 ol6_latest 15 k
    Installing for dependencies:
    cloog-ppl x86_64 0.15.7-1.2.el6 ol6_latest 93 k
    compat-libcap1 x86_64 1.10-1 ol6_latest 17 k
    compat-libstdc++-33 x86_64 3.2.3-69.el6 ol6_latest 183 k
    cpp x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 3.7 M
    gcc x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 10 M
    gcc-c++ x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 4.7 M
    glibc-devel x86_64 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 ol6_latest 970 k
    glibc-headers x86_64 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 ol6_latest 600 k
    kernel-uek x86_64 2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek ol6_UEK_latest 26 M
    kernel-uek-firmware noarch 2.6.39-200.32.1.el6uek ol6_UEK_latest 2.8 M
    kernel-uek-headers x86_64 2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek ol6_latest 714 k
    ksh x86_64 20100621-16.el6 ol6_latest 684 k
    libaio-devel x86_64 0.3.107-10.el6 ol6_latest 13 k
    libstdc++-devel x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 1.5 M
    mpfr x86_64 2.4.1-6.el6 ol6_latest 156 k
    ppl x86_64 0.10.2-11.el6 ol6_latest 1.3 M

    Transaction Summary
    ================================================================================
    Install 17 Package(s)

    Total download size: 53 M
    Installed size: 163 M
    Is this ok [y/N]:
  • 3. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    969045 Newbie
    Currently Being Moderated
    I think I just solved this issue... I was blindly installing the repo's per the link (http://public-yum.oracle.com/) - when I edited the
    /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol6.repo file, and turned off ol6_UEK_latest (by setting enabled=0 for that stanza), I did yum clean all, and let it rip - it looks like I stayed with the RedHat Compatable version.. sorry for the long post, but see the bold in the beginning and end of the following...


    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]# yum clean all*
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
    Cleaning repos: ol6_latest rhel-x86_64-server-6
    Cleaning up Everything
    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]# yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall*
    Loaded plugins: refresh-packagekit, rhnplugin
    ol6_latest | 1.4 kB 00:00
    ol6_latest/primary | 22 MB 00:23
    ol6_latest 17992/17992
    rhel-x86_64-server-6 | 1.8 kB 00:00
    rhel-x86_64-server-6/primary | 11 MB 00:03
    rhel-x86_64-server-6 8588/8588
    Setting up Install Process
    Resolving Dependencies
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-6.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-uek for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: gcc-c++ for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: gcc for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libaio-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libstdc++-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-devel for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: compat-libstdc++-33 for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: ksh for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: compat-libcap1 for package: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package compat-libcap1.x86_64 0:1.10-1 will be installed
    ---> Package compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-69.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package gcc.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: cpp = 4.4.6-4.el6 for package: gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: cloog-ppl >= 0.15 for package: gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: libmpfr.so.1()(64bit) for package: gcc-c++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-headers = 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 for package: glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: glibc-headers for package: glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    ---> Package kernel-uek.x86_64 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-uek-firmware = 2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek for package: kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64
    ---> Package ksh.x86_64 0:20100621-16.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.107-10.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package cloog-ppl.x86_64 0:0.15.7-1.2.el6 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: libppl_c.so.2()(64bit) for package: cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: libppl.so.7()(64bit) for package: cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64
    ---> Package cpp.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6 will be installed
    ---> Package glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 will be installed
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-headers >= 2.2.1 for package: glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    --> Processing Dependency: kernel-headers for package: glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64
    ---> Package kernel-uek-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek will be installed
    ---> Package mpfr.x86_64 0:2.4.1-6.el6 will be installed
    --> Running transaction check
    ---> Package kernel-uek-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek will be installed
    ---> Package ppl.x86_64 0:0.10.2-11.el6 will be installed
    --> Finished Dependency Resolution

    Dependencies Resolved

    ================================================================================
    Package Arch Version Repository Size
    ================================================================================
    Installing:
    oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall
    x86_64 1.0-6.el6 ol6_latest 15 k
    Installing for dependencies:
    cloog-ppl x86_64 0.15.7-1.2.el6 ol6_latest 93 k
    compat-libcap1 x86_64 1.10-1 ol6_latest 17 k
    compat-libstdc++-33 x86_64 3.2.3-69.el6 ol6_latest 183 k
    cpp x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 3.7 M
    gcc x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 10 M
    gcc-c++ x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 4.7 M
    glibc-devel x86_64 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 ol6_latest 970 k
    glibc-headers x86_64 2.12-1.80.el6_3.5 ol6_latest 600 k
    kernel-uek                      x86_64 2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek ol6_latest  21 M
    kernel-uek-firmware             noarch 2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek ol6_latest 3.0 M
    kernel-uek-headers              x86_64 2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek ol6_latest 714 k
    ksh x86_64 20100621-16.el6 ol6_latest 684 k
    libaio-devel x86_64 0.3.107-10.el6 ol6_latest 13 k
    libstdc++-devel x86_64 4.4.6-4.el6 ol6_latest 1.5 M
    mpfr x86_64 2.4.1-6.el6 ol6_latest 156 k
    ppl x86_64 0.10.2-11.el6 ol6_latest 1.3 M

    Transaction Summary
    ================================================================================
    Install 17 Package(s)

    Total download size: 49 M
    Installed size: 147 M
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Downloading Packages:
    (1/17): cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64.rpm | 93 kB 00:00
    (2/17): compat-libcap1-1.10-1.x86_64.rpm | 17 kB 00:00
    (3/17): compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.x86_64.rpm | 183 kB 00:00
    (4/17): cpp-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm | 3.7 MB 00:03
    (5/17): gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm | 10 MB 00:11
    (6/17): gcc-c++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm | 4.7 MB 00:05
    (7/17): glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm | 970 kB 00:01
    (8/17): glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64.rpm | 600 kB 00:00
    (9/17): kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64.rpm | 21 MB 00:21
    (10/17): kernel-uek-firmware-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.noar | 3.0 MB 00:03
    (11/17): kernel-uek-headers-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_6 | 714 kB 00:00
    (12/17): ksh-20100621-16.el6.x86_64.rpm | 684 kB 00:00
    (13/17): libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64.rpm | 13 kB 00:00
    (14/17): libstdc++-devel-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64.rpm | 1.5 MB 00:01
    (15/17): mpfr-2.4.1-6.el6.x86_64.rpm | 156 kB 00:00
    (16/17): oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6. | 15 kB 00:00
    (17/17): ppl-0.10.2-11.el6.x86_64.rpm | 1.3 MB 00:01
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Total 901 kB/s | 49 MB 00:55
    warning: rpmts_HdrFromFdno: Header V3 RSA/SHA256 Signature, key ID ec551f03: NOKEY
    Retrieving key from http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol6
    Importing GPG key 0xEC551F03:
    Userid: "Oracle OSS group (Open Source Software group) <build@oss.oracle.com>"
    From : http://public-yum.oracle.com/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle-ol6
    Is this ok [y/N]: y
    Running rpm_check_debug
    Running Transaction Test
    Transaction Test Succeeded
    Running Transaction
    Installing : mpfr-2.4.1-6.el6.x86_64 1/17
    Installing : libstdc++-devel-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 2/17
    Installing : cpp-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 3/17
    Installing : ppl-0.10.2-11.el6.x86_64 4/17
    Installing : cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64 5/17
    Installing : kernel-uek-headers-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64 6/17
    Installing : glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64 7/17
    Installing : glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64 8/17
    Installing : gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 9/17
    Installing : gcc-c++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 10/17
    Installing : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.x86_64 11/17
    Installing : libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64 12/17
    Installing : kernel-uek-firmware-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.noarch 13/17
    Installing : kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64 14/17
    Installing : ksh-20100621-16.el6.x86_64 15/17
    Installing : compat-libcap1-1.10-1.x86_64 16/17
    Installing : oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64 17/17
    Verifying : glibc-devel-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64 1/17
    Verifying : compat-libcap1-1.10-1.x86_64 2/17
    Verifying : ksh-20100621-16.el6.x86_64 3/17
    Verifying : glibc-headers-2.12-1.80.el6_3.5.x86_64 4/17
    Verifying : gcc-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 5/17
    Verifying : kernel-uek-firmware-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.noarch 6/17
    Verifying : libaio-devel-0.3.107-10.el6.x86_64 7/17
    Verifying : oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall-1.0-6.el6.x86_64 8/17
    Verifying : gcc-c++-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 9/17
    Verifying : cloog-ppl-0.15.7-1.2.el6.x86_64 10/17
    Verifying : libstdc++-devel-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 11/17
    Verifying : compat-libstdc++-33-3.2.3-69.el6.x86_64 12/17
    Verifying : kernel-uek-headers-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64 13/17
    Verifying : mpfr-2.4.1-6.el6.x86_64 14/17
    Verifying : cpp-4.4.6-4.el6.x86_64 15/17
    Verifying : ppl-0.10.2-11.el6.x86_64 16/17
    Verifying  : kernel-uek-2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64                   17/17

    Installed:
    oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall.x86_64 0:1.0-6.el6

    Dependency Installed:
    cloog-ppl.x86_64 0:0.15.7-1.2.el6
    compat-libcap1.x86_64 0:1.10-1
    compat-libstdc++-33.x86_64 0:3.2.3-69.el6
    cpp.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6
    gcc.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6
    gcc-c++.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6
    glibc-devel.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5
    glibc-headers.x86_64 0:2.12-1.80.el6_3.5
    kernel-uek.x86_64 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek
    kernel-uek-firmware.noarch 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek
    kernel-uek-headers.x86_64 0:2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek
    ksh.x86_64 0:20100621-16.el6
    libaio-devel.x86_64 0:0.3.107-10.el6
    libstdc++-devel.x86_64 0:4.4.6-4.el6
    mpfr.x86_64 0:2.4.1-6.el6
    ppl.x86_64 0:0.10.2-11.el6

    Complete!
    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]# cat /etc/redhat-release*
    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)
    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]# lsb_release -d*
    Description:    Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.3 (Santiago)
    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]#*
    *[root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]# uname -r*
    *2.6.32-279.11.1.el6.x86_64*
    [root@Steve-Test-rh6 yum.repos.d]#

    Edited by: 966042 on Oct 17, 2012 1:15 PM
  • 4. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Avi Miller Guru
    Currently Being Moderated
    966042 wrote:
    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?
    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.
  • 5. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Avi Miller Guru
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    Dude wrote:
    The package actually does not contain installation software and has no dependencies, but triggers the installation of packages.
    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.
  • 6. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    969045 Newbie
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    == My bad for not reading the posts above ==
    I'll look into updating /etc/sysconfig/kernel

    Is that the only real solution?
    ==============================

    I spoke too soon - After a reboot, it appears to be uek!!!!
    *# uname -r*
    *2.6.32-300.32.3.el6uek.x86_64*

    ISSUE STILL OPEN.

    Suggestions?!?!

    Edited by: 966042 on Oct 17, 2012 2:49 PM
  • 7. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Avi Miller Guru
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    966042 wrote:
    I spoke too soon - After a reboot, it appears to be uek!!!!
    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.
  • 8. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    969045 Newbie
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    Sorry Avi - I posted before reading the above.

    You guys are too fast for me!

    Thanks tons!
  • 9. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Avi Miller Guru
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    966042 wrote:
    Sorry Avi - I posted before reading the above.
    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.

    Also, if this is a RHEL6 box and you've attached it to http://public-yum.oracle.com, you've just voided your Red Hat support anyway. So you may as well install the thing from scratch as Oracle Linux and be done with it.
  • 10. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    969045 Newbie
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    I know how to update the boot loader (default=), but what are the valid commands to tell /etc/sysconfig/kernel to revert to the RHCK?

    # UPDATEDEFAULT specifies if new-kernel-pkg should make
    # new kernels the default
    UPDATEDEFAULT=yes

    # DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type
    DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-uek
  • 11. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Avi Miller Guru
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    966042 wrote:
    # DEFAULTKERNEL specifies the default kernel package type
    DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel-uek
    Change this to:

    DEFAULTKERNEL=kernel

    So that it uses the RHCK as the default, not the UEK. Thus, when new kernels are installed, the default isn't changed from the RHCK. You could also change UPDATEDEFAULT=yes to no so that it never updates the default kernel and you do that manually.
  • 12. Re: oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall withOUT Unbreakable ?
    Dude! Guru
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    Yes. I was temporarily confused about the configuration actions it performs. It's the dependencies that trigger the package installation.

    yum deplist oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall shows it.

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