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Oracle Linux versioning

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Hi Avi, i'm quiet confuse if the release and distributions:
uname -a on my server show me 2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek, that mean that it's a Entreprise Linux 5 ?
what the diff betwenn OEL5, OEL6 EL5UEK, EL6UEK, i'm lost.
Oracle Linux kernel appear as UEK ?
I just go to edelivery and found theses download :
1) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86_64 (64 Bit)     V37084-01     3.5G
2) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot iso image for x86_64 (64 bit)     V37088-01     197M
3) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 UEK Boot ISO image for x86_64 (64 bit)     V37090-01     196M
4) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 source DVD 1     V37086-01     3.1G
5) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 source DVD 2     V37087-01     1.9G

If I build a server with the 1) what will be the result of a uname -a ?
What the purpose of the number 2 and 3 ?

So many questions ....

Edited by: 952690 on 24 mai 2013 08:02
  • 1. Re: Oracle Linux versioning
    Avi Miller Guru
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    952690 wrote:
    uname -a on my server show me 2.6.32-200.13.1.el5uek, that mean that it's a Entreprise Linux 5 ?
    Yes.
    what the diff betwenn OEL5, OEL6 EL5UEK, EL6UEK, i'm lost.
    There is no OEL, just OL. :) Oracle Linux 5 (OL5) and Oracle Linux 6 (OL6) are completely different major versions of Oracle Linux. Each of those has two kernels, the Red Hat Compatible Kernel (RHCK) or the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).
    Oracle Linux kernel appear as UEK ?
    Yes.
    I just go to edelivery and found theses download :
    1) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 for x86_64 (64 Bit)     V37084-01     3.5G
    This is the complete install DVD, which includes both the RHCK and UEK as well as most of the packages available for OL6.
    2) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 Boot iso image for x86_64 (64 bit)     V37088-01     197M
    This is a small bootable image that uses the RHCK during install but only contains the installation program, but none of the packages. You need to have the contents of the ISO from (1) available somewhere on your network.
    3) Oracle Linux Release 6 Update 4 UEK Boot ISO image for x86_64 (64 bit)     V37090-01     196M
    This is a small bootable image that uses the UEK Release 2 kernel during install but only contains the installation program, but none of the packages. You need to have the contents of the ISO from (1) available somewhere on your network. This image also has btrfs support during installation, something that (1) and (2) do not.
    If I build a server with the 1) what will be the result of a uname -a ?
    The default kernel is 2.6.39-400.17.1.el6uek, but it will also install the RHCK 2.6.32-358.el6.
  • 2. Re: Oracle Linux versioning
    Dude! Guru
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    Perhaps it might be worth adding that Oracle Enterprise Linux (OEL) was re-branded to Oracle Linux (OL) in October 2010 during release version 5.5, which introduced the Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK).

    I sometimes wonder though if the UEK kernel was the reason for the renaming of the product, in particular since previous versions were also renamed.