3.3 Enabling Access to Public Yum Channels

At the Oracle Public Yum repository at http://public-yum.oracle.com/, the kernel image and user-space packages are available on the following channels:

  • ol6_latest (latest user-space packages for Oracle Linux 6 other than the OFED tool packages)

  • ol6_UEKR3_latest (kernel-uek*, dtrace-modules-*, libdtrace-*, and uname26)

  • ol6_ofed_UEK (latest OFED tools packages)

Note

The DTrace utility and DRBD packages are not available on Public Yum.

To enable access to the channels on Oracle Public Yum, create entries such as the following in /etc/yum.conf or in a repository file in the /etc/yum.repos.d directory:

[ol6_latest]
name=Oracle Linux $releasever Latest ($basearch)
baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/latest/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

[ol6_UEK_latest]
name=Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel for Oracle Linux $releasever ($basearch)
baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEK/latest/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0

[ol6_UEKR3_latest]
name=Latest Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel Release 3 for Oracle Linux $releasever ($basearch)
baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/UEKR3/latest/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=1

[ol6_playground_latest]
name=Latest mainline stable kernel for Oracle Linux 6 ($basearch) - Unsupported 
baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/playground/latest/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0

[ol6_ofed_UEK]
name=OFED supporting tool packages for Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel on Oracle Linux 6 ($basearch)
baseurl=http://public-yum.oracle.com/repo/OracleLinux/OL6/ofed_UEK/$basearch/
gpgkey=file:///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-oracle
gpgcheck=1
enabled=0

To enable a channel, set the value of the enabled parameter for the channel to 1.

To disable a channel, set the value of the enabled parameter for the channel to 0.

In this example, access is enabled to the ol6_latest and ol6_UEKR3_latest channels but not to the ol6_UEK_latest, ol6_playground_latest and ol6_ofed_UEK channels.

You can find more information about installing the software at http://public-yum.oracle.com/, from where you download a copy of a suitable repository file (http://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo).

Note

By default, the ol6_x86_64_UEK_latest channel is enabled and the ol6_UEKR3_latest channel is disabled in the public-yum-ol6.repo file. To be able to install the kernel packages for UEK R3, you must enable the ol6_UEKR3_latest channel. You can disable the ol6_UEK_latest channel.