Installing Oracle on RHEL

January 13th, 2012

UPDATE: thanks to Alex Gorbachev for pointing out that Oracle has a public yum for OEL which is compatible with REHEL and Oracle has Oracle certified packages:

Oracle Certified packages:

Public Yum:

A small but time consuming LINUX issue:

When installing on RHEL for both 10 and 11, I get errors that the following  libraries are missing

The message is a little misleading as both the i386 and x86_64 versions of libaio have to be intalled


The last time I installed Oracle on LINUX was almost a year ago and it took me several hours to track this down.  Since then that test machine has been blown away and a long with it my copies of these libraries. Today I tried to  install Oracle 11 on LINUX and again I spent another hour or two trying to track these down.

You should  just run something like:

yum install libaio-devel-0.3.106
yum install sysstat-7.0.2
But if the machine isn’t registered or if for some reason this doesn’t work then its a bit of a bind.
This seemed like a good lead on getting the RPMs but the download links didn’t work for me. The source that ended up working for me was

This is fedora but seems to work on RHEL. I’m doing some quick tests and hacking around, so I just want to getting up and running asap.  For production use, it would be wise to get yum registered and working correctly.

I tar’ed up and gziped the rpms here

in the file   oracle_fed_rpms.tar.gz



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  2. Alex Gorbachev
    January 13th, 2012 at 07:09 | #1

    oracle-validated package FTW!

  3. January 13th, 2012 at 07:52 | #2

    @ALex – thanks
    Looks like I could have just used:

  4. Ahmed Gamal
    February 11th, 2013 at 06:50 | #3

    Thanks for this useful article … this solved my installation issue … especially this link

  5. February 11th, 2013 at 06:55 | #4

    since writing this post I’ve come upon
    which is an awesome post on installing 11gR2 on Linux 6
    – Kyle

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