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GAVollink 11-06-2003 10:04 AM

Updates and Oracle on Slack
I don't have slack ... yet. Two imporant questions.

Has anyone successfully installed Oracle 9i (Release 2) on Slackware 9.1? What about Slackware 9?

How are security updates handled? I really liked RedHat's up2date module - but RedHat is no longer going to support the desktop versions. Is there some sort of automation tool - or something even close to it?

Gary Allen

GrayGhost 11-06-2003 10:42 AM

Security updates are always posted on the Slackware site here
You can also get E-mail notices of any security patches with installation instructions by signing up for the security mailing list here :
Or you can use one of the Slackware upgrade scripts from Swaret this is included in Slack 9.1 on the 2nd cd in the extra directory
or Slackpkg also included with 9.1
or Slapt-get
I personally have only used Swaret (without any problems).
Can't help you with the Oracle question........

palmercabel 11-14-2003 10:49 AM

FWIW, Oracle recommends you use Red Hat (no word on Fedora last time I checked) and SuSE (United Linux too).
It's also true that Oracle tries not to be *extemely* current on kernel versions and other updates. So it may be worthwhile to try not to have the latest and greatest.
You could visit - its a developer site, and see if there is something there that will give you more specifics on slack and oracle.

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