It is obviously the season for assorted Linux distros to release new versions. Like busses, you wait a long time with nothing much happening -and then four or more come along at once!
On July 2nd, it was the turn of Linux Mint to release a new version, code-named Sonya, numbered 18.2.
It’s based on Ubuntu 16.04, which means it suffers from the usual problems that beset any Ubuntu-based distro when trying to install Oracle 12c Release 2… basically, nothing works at all! However, installing and using 12c Release 1 is fine.
Nothing about Atlas therefore has changed: it can be used as-is to achieve simpler 12cR1 installs on the new distro version:
Incidentally, I am still trying to work out what is going wrong with Ubuntu (and Ubuntu-based!) distros and 12c Release 2. I am not having much luck tracking it down, though. If anyone has input they’d care to offer, I’m all ears!