Adding a Repository in OEL5.x

After installing Oracle Enterprise Linux you might notice that the “add/remove software” option in the applications menu only contains the allready installed packages. If you want to install new ones you can definitly not use this tool.

To add a repo you can either register with oracle for support (If your system is a production server this is the way to go though). If you dont want the kernel updates but want to have the GNU packages available. Then add a repository in the “edit” menu of the package manager with the following information.

Description : “Red Hat Enterprise 5 – -dag”
Mirror List : “”
GPG Key : “///etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmforge-dag” (if installed, see rpmforge for more info)

or use the GPG key using this URL:


About Chris Gralike

Momenteel ben ik manager van de afdeling business continuity bij de zakelijke IT dienstverlener AMIS Services BV. Sinds 2003 ben ik actief in de ICT branche. Tussen 2003 en nu heb ik verschillende rollen vervuld. In de rollen: systeem- en netwerkbeheer, system engineer, servicemanager en nu practice manager ben ik in contact gekomen met uiteenlopende technologieën, methodologieën, ideeën, oplossingen en innovaties. Een rijke ervaring waarmee ik de klanten van Conclusion en AMIS elke dag probeer te ondersteunen. Mijn credo: 'Altijd opzoek een win-win tussen business en technologie.'

Posted on January 6, 2009, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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