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24 January 2011, 12:18

Oracle releases update 6 for Oracle Linux 5

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Oracle has announced the release of update 6 for Oracle Enterprise Linux 5 (OEL). Oracle Enterprise Linux is based on Red Hat's Enterprise Linux with Oracle's own modifications and bug-fixes. OEL 5 update 6 is based on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 which was released on 13 January. OEL 5.6 is released by Oracle under the terms of GPLv2PDF and a variety of other open source licences for some components. The previous point update 5 of OEL5 was in April 2010.

OEL 5.6 ships with three different kernels; Oracle's own Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel based on Linux kernel 2.6.32, a Red Hat compatible kernel and a Red Hat compatible kernel with added Oracle bug fixes (based on the Linux kernel 2.6.18). The Unbreakable kernelPDF installs by default, but is only available for the x86 64-bit platform.

Update 6 for OEL 5 includes 24 Oracle-applied bug fixes and 12 fixes from Red Hat, along with 27 driver updates. Notable fixes include automatic loading of the tpm_tis driver at boot time and updated ALSA-HDA drivers. The e1000e driver and the igb driver for Intel Gigabit Ethernet Adapters have also been updated.

Oracle's product page for OEL only provides the opportunity to buy various levels of support ranging from minimal Network Support at £79.80 for one system for one year up to full service Premier Support at £4,608 for one system for three years. With a valid support contract, it is then possible to register to access Oracle's Unbreakable Linux Network (ULN) and download OEL.


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