When installing Oracle GoldenGate for Big Data, it’s better to not delete the README file as it provides the version for GoldenGate Java Adapter. The version for GoldenGate ggsci is 126.96.36.199 while the version for Java Adapter is 188.8.131.52.
The README provides a quick and easy method to determine the installed software. In the event README is deleted, the GoldenGate Java Adapter version can be determined from report (rpt) file as shown:
Alternatively, if a good naming convention is established, then it would be easy to determine as shown:
In conclusion, it’s best to not delete README in order to be able to easily identify installed GoldenGate software and it’s best to adopt a naming convention for GoldenGate installation.