[SATLUG] Oracle Linux

Greg Swift gregswift at gmail.com
Fri May 18 14:30:16 CDT 2012

It's easy to give away someone else's work for free 'eh?
On May 18, 2012 1:40 PM, "Christopher Connell" <
connell.christopher at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Here is Oracle's article about the CentOS alternative.
> Free Updates and Errata for Oracle Linux
> By Lenz Grimmer on Mar 22, 2012
> ISO images of the Oracle Linux installation media as well as individual
> binary RPMs (and the sources) of major and minor releases (Updates) have
> always been freely available for download, use and distribution, ever since
> we started the Oracle Linux support program.
> We're now taking this a step further: in addition to the above, we will
> now also provide updated packages or errata for free from separate yum
> repositories on http://public-yum.oracle.com. If you would like to keep
> your Oracle Linux system up to date, you can now do so by subscribing your
> system to the respective "_latest" repository for your distribution, e.g.
> "ol6_latest" for Oracle Linux 6. See the installation instructions on the
> public yum front page and the "How to subscribe to the free Oracle Linux
> errata yum repositories" article on the OTN Garage blog for details on how
> enable these repositories and to obtain the updates.
> If you would like to also receive free updates to the Unbreakable
> Enterprise Kernel Release 2, make sure to enable the "[ol6_UEK_latest]"
> repository as well - updates to the kernel will be made available from this
> separate channel until it is included in the next set of installation media.
> Now what does this mean for Oracle Network Support? Getting access to the
> updates and errata was just one part of the offering – the following
> benefits will be available with an Oracle Linux Support Subscription only:
>        * Full indemnification against intellectual property claims.
>        * Use of base functionality in Enterprise Manager 12c for Linux and
> Enterprise Manager OpsCenter for provisioning, patching, management and
> monitoring of Oracle Linux
>        * Access to additional software channels on the Unbreakable Linux
> Network (ULN) (e.g. DTrace beta releases or ASMLib support packages)
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