Oracle is pleased to announce the general availability of Oracle Linux 7 for the ARM architecture. - Oracle Linux 7 Update 5 is available on the 64-bit ARMv8 platform (aarch64). The release features Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel (UEK) Release 5, based on the latest mainline Linux kernel long-term stable (LTS) release 4.14.
Oracle Linux 7 for ARM is built from the same source packages as the corresponding Oracle Linux distribution for the x86 architecture, plus any patches and modifications that are required to support the ARMv8 platform.
Although Oracle Linux 7 for ARM is based on Oracle Linux 7 for the x86 platform, differences between the releases for the two platforms exist in terms of packaging and kernel versions. Packages built for 64-bit ARM architecture use the aarch64 architecture code. Some packages that are available for the x86 platform may not be available for this release. Patches may have been applied to packages to successfully build for this platform, and some packages may have been bumped to a newer version.