Oracle is an organisation, best known for their database.

Package list

Oracle provides a debian repository at, containing only Oracle 10g Express Edition (XE) packages. To see these packages, add this line to /etc/apt/sources.list file:

deb unstable main non-free

Next, you will need to add the GPG key.

wget  -O- | sudo apt-key add -

As root, type:

apt-get update

To install the XE database server, apt-get 'oracle-xe-universal' or 'oracle-xe' (Western European support only).

apt-get install oracle-xe-universal

If you only need the XE client, type

apt-get install oracle-xe-client

More information about the Express Edition is available at

Oracle Instant Client is another option for installing an Oracle client, with more recent versions available.

Oracle software


Oracle (last edited 2012-08-09 07:25:47 by gael-pegliasco)