Tag Archives: epel

oracle linux 7 & oracle linux 8 bonus repos

oracle linux 7 & oracle linux 8 bonus repos

oracle linux 7 repos

  • addons
  • developer
  • developer_EPEL
  • latest
  • software_collections

oracle linux 7 yum install

# yum install oraclelinux-developer-release-el7
# yum install oracle-epel-release-el7

oracle linux 7 yum repolist

# yum repolist
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
repo id repo name status
ol7_addons/x86_64         Oracle Linux 7Server Add ons (x86_64) 411
ol7_developer/x86_64      Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64)                                    1,254
ol7_developer_EPEL/x86_64 Oracle Linux 7Server Development Packages (x86_64) 31,355
ol7_latest/x86_64         Oracle Linux 7Server Latest (x86_64) 16,661
ol7_software_collections/x86_64  Software Collection Library release 3.0 packages for Oracle Linux 7 (x86_64) 14,433

oracle linux 7 docs

oracle linux 8 repos

  • appstream
  • baseos
  • developer
  • developer_EPEL

oracle linux 8 repo docs

oracle linux 8 yum install

# yum install oraclelinux-developer-release-el8
# yum install oracle-epel-release-el8

oracle linux 8 yum repolist

# yum repolist
Last metadata expiration check: 0:07:13 ago on Mon 06 Apr 2020 14:26:26 EDT.
repo id repo name status
ol8_appstream      Oracle Linux 8 Application Stream (x86_64) 11,621
ol8_baseos_latest  Oracle Linux 8 BaseOS Latest (x86_64) 4,652
ol8_developer      Oracle Linux 8 Development Packages (x86_64)                                        29
ol8_developer_EPEL Oracle Linux 8 EPEL Packages for Development (x86_64) 594


oracle linux 7 yum repo info has changed

oracle linux 7 yum repo info has changed

you now need to run

# yum install oracle-softwarecollection-release-el7

to get the extra oracle linux 7 EPEL packages (such as yumex)

if you want to stop YUM auto updating in the background

# yum remove PackageKit

list of extra repos

$ yum list *release-el*
Loaded plugins: langpacks, ulninfo
Installed Packages
oraclelinux-release-el7.x86_64                           1.0-6.el7              @anaconda/7.6
Available Packages
mysql-release-el7.x86_64                                 1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-ceph-release-el7.x86_64                           1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-epel-release-el7.x86_64                           1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-gluster-release-el7.x86_64                        1.0-3.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-nodejs-release-el7.x86_64                         1.0-3.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-olcne-release-el7.x86_64                          1.0-1.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-openstack-release-el7.x86_64                      1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-release-el7.x86_64                                1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oracle-softwarecollection-release-el7.x86_64             1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest   
oraclelinux-developer-release-el7.x86_64                 1.0-2.el7              ol7_latest

to add the extra repos you need yum config mgr

# yum install yum-utils

then you can add an extra repo with

# yum-config-manager --enable ol7_developer_EPEL

see also

#centos 6 #oracle-linux 6 #red-hat 6 #xfce open source desktop install using #fedora #epel

centos 6 oracle-linux 6 red hat enterprise linux 6 can all use the #xfce desktop if you install #fedora #epel

  • install redhat fedora epel yum repo
  • yum install xorg-x11-xdm
  • yum install xfdesktop xfce-utils


  • yum groupinstall “X Window System” XFCE


  • logout
  • login
  • choose xfce from session combo at bottom of screen

welcome to your new xfce desktop

see also