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Setting up updates with public yum server for Oracle Enterprise Linux

Oracle provides a free and public yum server to update it`s Enterprise Linux distribution.
It is easy to set-up and it supports versions 4, 5 and 6.

To set up public repositories for different versions, download configuration file (for ex. with wget)

In Oracle Enterprise Linux 6.x

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-ol6.repo

In Oracle Enterprise Linux 5.x

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# wget https://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el5.repo

In Oracle Enterprise Linux 4, Update 6 or Newer

# cd /etc/yum.repos.d
# if you have old repo file then:
# mv Oracle-Base.repo Oracle-Base.repo.disabled
# wget https://public-yum.oracle.com/public-yum-el4.repo

You can verify new configuration with:
#  yum list

And execute update with :
# yum update


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