Review these guidelines before you start your RPM-based Oracle Database installation.
Patching Oracle Database software using RPMs is not supported. Please use the OPatch utility and follow the regular patching process to apply Oracle Database patches.
An RPM-based Oracle Database installation is not available for Standard Edition 2.
RPM-based database upgrades using
rpm -Uvhis not supported. For Oracle Database upgrades, follow the regular upgrade process.
An RPM-based installation supports the installation of multiple Oracle Database software versions into different Oracle homes on the same machine.