RHEL4 comes with SELinux, which supports tighter access
control for processes. If SELinux is enabled
/etc/selinux/config is set to
is set to either
strict), you might encounter problems
installing Oracle Corporation RPM packages.
Red Hat has an update that solves this. It involves an update of the “security policy” specification to handle the install structure of the RPMs provided by Oracle Corporation. For further information, see https://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=167551 and http://rhn.redhat.com/errata/RHBA-2006-0049.html.
The preceding discussion applies only to RHEL4. The patch is unnecessary for RHEL5.