I currently don’t have any systems I can point at Oracle’s Unbreakable Linux Network. If I did, I’d get a copy of the new oracle-validated-1.0.0-4.el4.x86_64.rpm package. This package aims to collect all the necessary system RPMs and install them as well as configure all the sundry system parameters required for Oracle. According to this Oracle Linux Validated Configuration description, the package does the following:
Additional packages from Oracle:
# This package automatically pulls in package dependencies and sets
# system parameters recommended above. It is not required but is
# recommended in order to save time in getting the system setup. It is
# available from ULN by subscribing to the "Oracle Software" channel and
# then using up2date to install it. The dependent packages will be
# installed and parameters will be adjusted as part of this up2date process.
oracle-validated-1.0.0-4.el4.x86_64.rpm [ Optional package, but recommended ]
If anyone happens to have a copy laying around and wouldn’t mind shooting me a copy, I’d like to rpm2cpio(8) it and take a peek. I’ve been hoping for quite some time that Oracle Enterprise Linux will include some things that make Oracle on Linux simpler. This could be a start.