1.1. Preparing to Install

Before installing SGD, read the Oracle Secure Global Desktop Platform Support and Release Notes for Release 4.7 available at http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/documentation/sgd-193668.html. The release notes contain the following:

1.1.1. Creating a Linux Package Repository From an ISO Image

When installing on 64-bit Linux platforms, you use the yum command to ensure that any package dependencies are resolved automatically. This means that yum must be configured to use a suitable Linux package repository.

The Oracle Public Yum Server at http://public-yum.oracle.com contains instructions on how to set up an online repository.

If an online package repository is not available, you can use the installation ISO image for your operating system as a local package repository.

The following steps describe how to create a local package repository from an Oracle Linux ISO image stored on the SGD host.

  1. Log in as superuser (root) on the SGD host.

  2. Create a directory for your repository and mount the ISO image. For example:

    # mkdir /iso
    # mount -o loop OracleLinux-R6-version-Server-x86_64-dvd.iso /iso
  3. Configure yum to use the new repository.

    Create the following yum configuration file called iso.repo in the /etc/yum.repos.d/ directory.

    [iso]
      name=iso
      baseurl=file:///iso/
      gpgkey=file:///iso/RPM-GPG-KEY
      enabled=1