3.11 Infrastructure Services

Oracle Linux 8 introduces the following infrastructure services features, enhancements, and changes:

  • GeoLite database packages replaced with Geolite2 Database packages.  The GeoIP package and the legacy database that was provided for GeoLite databases in Oracle Linux 7 is no longer supported. In Oracle Linux 8, GeoLite2 databases are provided by multiple packages, including the following: the libmaxminddb package, which includes the library, and the mmdblookup command-line tool, which enables manual searching of addresses. Note that the geoipupdate binary from the legacy GeoIP package is now provided by the geoipupdate package. This package is capable of downloading both legacy databases and the new GeoLite2 databases.