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Oracle 18c RPM Based Software Installation

One of the (many) new features in Oracle Database 18c enables us to install a single-instance Oracle Database software (no support for Grid Infrastructure as yet) using an RPM package.

So say as part of say provisioning a new Linux server, the system administrator can also provide the Oracle 18c software already pre-installed and ready to be used by the DBA.

Note that the  RPM-based Oracle Database installation is not available for Standard Edition 2. Standard Edition 2 support is planned in the next release 19c.

The naming convention for RPM packages is nameversionrelease.architecture.rpm.

Currently the RPM for 18c is : oracle-database-ee-18c-1.0-1.x86_64.rpm

So we can see that this RPM is for 18c Enterprise Edition (ee-18c), the version number (1.0) , release number of the package (1) and the platform architecture (x86_64).

To install the 18c database software we will do the following :

  • Connect as root and download and install the 18c pre-installation RPM using the yum install command
  • Download the 18c Oracle Database RPM-based installation software from OTN or the Oracle Software Delivery Cloud portal (Edelivery).
  • Install the database software using the yum localinstall command

Once the 18c software has been installed, we can run a script as root ( /etc/init.d/oracledb_ORCLCDB-18c configure) which will automatically create a Container Database (ORCLDB) with a Pluggable Database (ORCLPDB1) as well as configure and start  the listener!!


How to perform a RPM-based Oracle 18c Software Installation and execute the oracledb_ORCLCDB-18c configure script (Members Only)

Updated on June 2, 2021

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