Oracle's public yum server available!

Last night chris jones notified me the Oracle public yum server is available.

The default page of the website ( contains information about how to setup OEL4, OEL5 and Oracle VM 2 to use it, both the i386 and the x86_64 version.

As I’ve guessed in my previous post, the yum server does not contain an update channel, it just contains the contents of the installation media.

  1. jamkomo said:

    Yeah found that out. Set up the public yum server, and ran you check-update after enabling it. Should have been tons of patches, but got nothing listed as available.

    The question is can I just you Fedora’s, or CentOS’s?

  2. the yum server is a convenient way to add packages. updates are done using ‘up2date’, as a paid service, just as redhat does.

    centos is a viable alternative to redhat and OEL, with updates for free, as far as me concerned. especially now the problems with centos seem to be solved to a certain degree.

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