Oracle Linux 7: oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall

So today I tried to install the Oracle Preinstall RPM on a freshly installed Oracle Linux 7 machine. However, when I executed yum search rdbms the preinstall package was nowhere to be seen!

It turns out that we need to enable the Oracle Linux 7 “addons” repository in order to find the package. Swiss blogger Martin Berger put me on the right track.

To enable the repository, open the file /etc/yum.repos.d/public-yum-ol7.repo and find the following repository entry:

name=Oracle Linux $releasever Add ons ($basearch)

Then, enable the “ol7_addons” repository, by setting the value of “enabled” to 1:


After that, execute yum update and install the package:

# yum update
# yum install oracle-rdbms-server-12cR1-preinstall

Now you’ll be able to continue with the installation (and execute the -verify executable).


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eMarcel, on 2015-11-26 19:37:41

Hi Thanks for the hint! Had to the same issue in my Linux 7 new installation. Cheers! eMarcel

Andrés Ramirez, on 2015-11-08 17:40:00

Thanks Simon!