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How to connect to the Oracle Linux Yum Server

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Manually connecting to the Oracle Linux Yum Server

  1. Download and Install Oracle Linux
    Note: The Oracle Linux Yum Server is already configured on Oracle Linux 5 Update 7 and Oracle Linux 6 Update 3 and higher. No further configuration is necessary.
  2. Note: Linux for Sparc 1.0 ISOs are available at: https://oss.oracle.com/projects/linux-sparc/files/
  3. Download and copy the appropriate yum configuration file in place, by running the following commands as root:

    Oracle Linux 7

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol7.repo

    Oracle Linux 6

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo

    Oracle Linux 6 (SPARC64)

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/sparc64/public-yum-ol6.repo

    Oracle Linux 5

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo

    Oracle Linux 4, Update 6 or Newer

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # mv Oracle-Base.repo Oracle-Base.repo.disabled
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el4.repo

    Oracle OpenStack for Oracle Linux 2.0

    # cd /etc/yum.repos.d
    # wget http://yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol7.repo
    # yum install yum-plugin-priorities

    Note: Make sure to enable ol7_optional_latest repository before installing yum-plugin-priorities on your system

  4. By default, the latest repository is enabled. If you want to change the default, you can enable an alternative repository by editing the yum configuration file.

    • Open the yum configuration file in a text editor
    • Locate the section in the file for the repository want to enable, e.g. [public_ol6_addons]
    • Change enabled=0 to enabled=1
  5. Begin using yum, for example:

    # yum list
    # yum install firefox

You may be prompted to confirm the import of the Oracle OSS Group GPG key.

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