Restrictions and Guidelines for RPM-Based Installations

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 -Uvh is 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.