Supported architecture, erratas, and repositories

The various features of Patches for Oracle Linux apply differently for each Oracle Linux site.

BigFix Patches for Oracle Linux supports security, bug fix, and enhancement erratas of Oracle Linux. An errata is an individual package update that Oracle releases for important changes to Oracle Linux. Errata packages can contain security, bug fix, and feature enhancement advisories. To learn more about Oracle Linux erratas, see https://docs.oracle.com/cd/E37670_01/E37355/html/ch03s03.html. BigFix Patches for Oracle Linux supports erratas that are released for the following Oracle Linux repositories.

Table 1. Applicable features for each Patches for Oracle Linux site
Patches for Oracle Linux site Supported architecture Supported repositories
Patches for Oracle Linux 6 X86-64, i386
  • Latest
  • UEK Release 4
  • UEK Release 3
  • UEK Release 2
  • Add-ons
  • OFED (UEK Release 4)
  • OFED 2.0
  • OpenStack 1.0
  • Ceph 1.0
  • Spacewalk 2.4 Server
  • Spacewalk 2.2 Server
  • Spacewalk 2.0 Server
  • Spacewalk 2.4 Client
  • Spacewalk 2.2 Client
  • Spacewalk 2.0 Client
  • Software Collection 1.2
  • MySQL 5.7
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MySQL 5.5
  • GDM Multiseat
Patches for Oracle Linux 7 X86-64
  • Latest
  • UEK Release 6
  • UEK Release 5
  • UEK Release 4
  • UEK Release 3
  • Optional Latest
  • OFED (UEK Release 4)
  • OFED 2.0
  • Add-ons
  • OpenStack 2.0
  • Ceph 1.0
  • Spacewalk 2.2 Client
  • Software Collection 1.2
  • MySQL 5.7
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MySQL 5.5
To browse the list of available Oracle Linux packages, see the following references.
Note: You must use BigFix version 9.5 and later to use BigFix Patch for Oracle Linux.

BigFix Patch uses the BigFix RHEL agent version 9.5.2.

BigFix supports both the Red Hat Compatible kernel and Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) that Oracle Linux offers.

Note: Some repositories are not enabled by default since they might break Oracle Enterprise Linux upstream compatibility. Users might encounter errors regarding missing packages. For more information, see Frequently Asked Questions.