In the past weeks several customers did either ask me in person or via email where to download Oracle Database 10.2 software, the base release. They need it for testing or to setup a system for an
older application etc. And there are plenty of reasons for downloading “older” Oracle software.
But it has been completely removed from our OTN page and from eDelivery/SoftwareCloud.
There is a reason for doing that but it would be more informative if somebody at Oracle would have put out a message on OTN and eDelivery excusing for the inconvenience and asking you to open an SR in order to get either the media shipped or a download link sent from Oracle Support. So that’s the official way to access Oracle 10.2 and Oracle 11.1 software.
But shouldn’t you really be thinking about upgrading to Oracle Database 11.2, given
that Oracle Database 10.2 is already out of Premier Support for two years (!!!) just hitting the final year of Extended Support, and Oracle Database 11.1 leaves
Premier Support in a month?”
And sorry for any inconvenience regarding the downloads!!!