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Oracle Linux 7

This container uses the public-yum configured repositories

Use at own risk, this should be considered a proof of concept.

Sample Run using boot2docker

$ boot2docker up
2014/07/22 15:38:09 Waiting for VM to be started...
2014/07/22 15:38:33 Started.
2014/07/22 15:38:33 Your DOCKER_HOST env variable is already set correctly.

$ docker pull dbehnke/ol7:latest
Pulling repository dbehnke/ol7
0a1461098348: Download complete

$ docker images
REPOSITORY          TAG                 IMAGE ID            CREATED             VIRTUAL SIZE
dbehnke/ol7         latest              0a1461098348        20 minutes ago      300 MB

$ docker run -i -t dbehnke/ol7:latest /bin/bash
bash-4.2# cat /etc/oracle-release
Oracle Linux Server release 7.0

Build your own OL7 container:

Basically, you will need to install Oracle Linux 7 and Docker on same machine and create the image from there.

Download and Install OL7

You can use install scripts and information from here:

Install Docker

Add the EPEL Repository

Docker is part of Extra Packages for Enterprise Linux (EPEL), which is a community repository of non-standard packages for the RHEL distribution.

First, we’ll install the EPEL repository:

rpm -iUvh

Then, as a matter of best practice, we’ll update our packages:

yum update -y


Now let’s install Docker by installing the docker-io package:

yum -y install docker-io

Once the installation completes, we’ll need to start the Docker daemon:

systemctl docker start

Make the OL7 Docker Image

chmod +x
sudo ./ youruserid/ol7
Docker Pull Command