Software compatibility of Oracle Linux

Since Oracle has taken a so-called "fork" of Red Hat's Linux sources, any compatibility that Red Hat has with software from third parties is invalidated! There may be some compatibility - in case Oracle didn't actually change any of the affected sources from Red Hat (yet) - but these must always be individually tested and verified, either by yourself or by Oracle.

So in case of backup agents, drivers, custom modules or tools, you must always test compatibility of the software you choose with your (Oracle) Linux platform. As a rule of thumb, any Linux software that is certified by the manufacturer to be compatible with Red Hat will not be supported on Oracle Linux, unless the third party explicitely states that is does.


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