4.3 Enabling Access to Oracle Linux Yum Server Repositories

At the Oracle Linux yum server repository at https://yum.oracle.com/, the kernel image and user space packages are available on the following repositories for Oracle Linux 7:

  • ol7_latest (latest user space packages for Oracle Linux 7 other than the RDMA tool packages)

  • ol7_UEKR5 (kernel-uek*, dtrace-utils*,ndctl-*, btrfs-progs-* and xfsprogs-*)

To enable access to the Oracle Linux 7 repositories on the Oracle Linux yum server, use yum-config-manager. For example, to enable access to the ol7_latest and ol7_UEKR5 repositories, run the following:

# yum-config-manager --enable ol7_latest,ol7_UEKR5

You can only use yum-config-manager to enable or disable repositories where you already have a configuration file for the specified repository. Repository configurations are typically stored in /etc/yum.repos.d. The repository configurations required to install UEK on Oracle Linux 7 are included in the oraclelinux-release-el7 package.

See Oracle® Linux 7: Administrator's Guide for more information.