This blog post discusses the steps to download the Software & Patches from My Oracle Support (MOS) using “Wget”.
In the production environment, due to the performance & security reasons, there is a firewall and a system policy which doesn’t allow the installation of a browser or the use of GUI. To work around this, we have Wget which enables us to download Software/Patches from My Oracle Support using the Linux Terminal.
Things Good To Know About Wget
- Wget is a free utility for the non-interactive download of files from the web. It supports HTTP, HTTPS, and the FTP protocols, as well as the retrieval through HTTP proxies.
- Wget is non-interactive i.e. it can work in the background while the user is not logged in which allows you to start a retrieval and disconnect from the system, letting Wget finish the work.
- Wget has been designed for robustness over slow or unstable network connections; if a download fails due to a network problem, it will keep retrying until the whole file has been retrieved.
Steps To Download Software & Patches Using The Wget Script
For this, you will need another computer with GUI and browser-enabled.
1. Log in to MOS (http://support.oracle.com) & search for the software or patch whose Wget script you want.
2. Select the software or patch you want to download
3. Click on the ‘Download’ button.
4. Click on “WGET Options”.
5. Click on the “Download.sh” button to download the script.
6. Once you have downloaded the Wget script, copy it to the source environment where you want to download the software or patch.
7. Run the script and when it asks for the username & password, enter the My Oracle Support (MOS) username & password.
# SSO username and passwor SSO_USERNAME=EXAMPLE@ORACLE.COM SSO_PASSWORD=password Now, the WGET script will execute and download the software/patch. I hope you find this blog useful in terms of downloading the software or patches to your machine using the command line. If you have any doubts or facing any issue, please post it in the comments' section.
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