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How can i install Oracle 11g

I would like to create a development environment for my team and I would like to have a Oracle 11G installed as the back end for each of the services. I have not come across any litrature pointing to an Oracle install, could you please let me know if this has been done? If so which OS did you use? Oracle has their own Unix like OS which is free. Is there a instance image which we could use?

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We don’t offer an image with Oracle’s Linux distro, and unfortunately the only officially supported distros for Oracle 11g are Oracle Linux, Red Hat Enterprise Linux and SUSE Enterprise Linux. Though Oracle Linux is a RHEL clone and so is CentOS. So using one of the CentOS images will probably be your best bet. In fact they are so closely related that Oracle offers a script that will “turn” a CentOS 6 installation into an Oracle one.

curl -O https://linux.oracle.com/switch/centos2ol.sh 
sh centos2ol.sh

After you’ve run that script on a CentOS 6.5 droplet, you should be able to install Oracle 11g with:

yum install oracle-rdbms-server-11gR2-preinstall

As an update, centos2ol script has now its dedicated GitHub repository: https://github.com/oracle/centos2ol

And instead of sh, make sure to use sudo bash centos2ol.sh after curling the script

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