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Oracle® Collaboration Suite Installation and Configuration Guide
Release 2 ( for hp Tru64 UNIX

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5 Getting Started with Installation

This chapter describes how to get started with the three Oracle Collaboration Suite installations. You must follow the procedures in this chapter to ensure that the installation process is successful.

This chapter contains these topics:

5.1 Installing Oracle Components from the CD-ROMs

Oracle Collaboration Suite includes CD-ROMs for installing the following products:

The Oracle CD-ROMs are in ISO 9660 format with Rockridge extensions. You can either choose to install directly from the CD-ROMs, or copy the CD-ROM contents and then install from your system hard drive. You must complete the procedures required for the installation method you choose before starting Oracle Universal Installer.

For operating systems that do not support automatic mounting of CD-ROMs, the CD-ROMs must be mounted manually. You must have root privileges to mount or unmount a CD-ROM. Be sure to unmount a CD-ROM before removing it from the drive.

Mount disk 1 to begin the installation. Mount the subsequent disk or disks when prompted to do so. Perform the following steps to mount the CD-ROM manually:

  1. Place CD-ROM disk 1 into the CD-ROM drive.

  2. Log in as the root user and create a CD-ROM mount point directory, if one does not already exist, by using the following commands:

    $ su root
    # mkdir cdrom_mount_point_directory
  3. Use the following command to determine the device_name:

    # ls /dev/disk/cdrom*c

    The command should return the following line:

  4. Mount the CD-ROM drive on the mount point directory, then exit the root account by using the following commands:

    # mount options device_name cdrom_mount_point_directory
    # exit

Example 5-1 shows how to mount the CD-ROM manually.

Example 5-1 Mounting the HP Tru64 UNIX CD-ROM Manually

$ su root
# mkdir /cdrom
# mount -t cdfs -r -o nodefperm,noversion,rrip /dev/disk/cdrom0c /cdrom
# exit

In the preceding example, /dev/cd0 is the CD-ROM device.

5.1.1 Mounting Subsequent CD-ROMs

If you run the Oracle Universal Installer while the current working directory is in the CD-ROM, perform the following steps to mount the next CD-ROM:

  1. Change directory to the root directory of the system, and log in as the root user using the following commands:

    $ cd /
    $ su root
  2. Unmount the CD-ROM by using the following command:

    # umount cdrom_mount_point_directory
  3. Remove the CD-ROM from the CD-ROM drive.

  4. Insert and mount the next CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive by using the following command:

  5. Enter the correct mount point in the installation dialog box of the Oracle Universal Installer.

  6. Click OK to continue.

5.2 Installing Oracle Components from a Hard Drive

You can avoid the need to mount and unmount CD-ROMs during installation by copying the contents of each CD-ROM to your system hard drive. You must have a file system that is not in use by other applications and enough disk space available.

  1. Copy each CD-ROM to your system hard drive under a directory named Disk1 for the first CD-ROM, a directory named Disk2 for the second CD-ROM, and so on (depending upon the number of the CD-ROM in the sequence of disks that comprises the set).

  2. Start Oracle Universal Installer. Oracle Universal Installer automatically finds the contents of each CD-ROM and does not prompt for the location of any CD-ROM during the course of the installation.

    See Also:

5.3 Oracle Universal Installer Overview

Oracle Collaboration Suite uses Oracle Universal Installer to guide you through each step of the installation process. Oracle Universal Installer provides the following features:

This section describes the following Oracle Universal Installer features:

5.3.1 Oracle Universal Installer Prerequisite Checks

Oracle Universal Installer automatically checks your computer prior to installation to verify that your system meets operational requirements. Table 5-1 lists the prerequisite checks that are performed.

Table 5-1 Oracle Universal Installer Automatic Prerequisite Checks

Prerequisite Checks See Also
Check for enough disk space for Oracle home installation "Hardware Requirements" on page 2-1
Check for sufficient /var/tmp space and sufficient swap space "Hardware Requirements" on page 2-1
Check that the install host has enough RAM "Hardware Requirements" on page 2-1
For middle tier and information storage installs, verify existence of one Oracle9iAS Infrastructure installation Chapter 1, "Installation Overview"
Check the /etc/hosts file "Hostnames File Configuration" on page 2-7
Prohibit installation of Oracle9iAS Infrastructure if an unpatched version of Oracle9iAS Infrastructure is detected "Upgrading Oracle9iAS Infrastructure" on page 3-4
Check hp Tru64 UNIX operating system version "Operating System Versions" on page 2-2
Verify the monitor has 256 color viewing capability "Hardware Requirements" on page 2-1
Verify operational requirements of the CPU "Hardware Requirements" on page 2-1

See Also:

Appendix B, "Installation Checklists" for the installation checklists for each installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite

5.3.2 oraInventory Directory and Installation Session Log Files

Oracle Universal Installer creates the oraInventory directory the first time it is run on a computer. The oraInventory directory keeps an inventory of products that Oracle Universal Installer installs on your computer, as well as other installation information. If you have previously installed Oracle products, then you may already have an oraInventory directory.

The UNIX group that owns Oracle Universal Installer must have permission to write to the oraInventory directory. Attempts to run Oracle Universal Installer without this permission fails. For more information, see "UNIX Group Name for the Oracle Universal Installer Inventory".

The location of oraInventory is defined in a file named oraInst.loc, the location for which depends upon your operating system. The location for hp Tru64 UNIX is /var/opt/oracle/oraInst.loc.

The log file of the most recent installation is:


where your_base_directory identifier is the location for your installation files and todays_date_time is the date and time of installation.

Do not delete or manually alter the oraInventory directory or its contents. Doing so can prevent Oracle Universal Installer from locating products that you have installed on your system.


The make.log file in the $ORACLE_HOME/install directory contains a log of every make file action executed during the installation process. The make.log file also records any link errors during installation. Do not delete or alter the make.log file.

5.3.3 Additional Component Installations with Oracle Universal Installer

When you are planning to install a subsequent Oracle Collaboration Suite or Oracle9iAS Infrastructure installation on the same host, Oracle Corporation recommends the following steps:

  • Review Chapter 2, "Preparing for Installation" for preinstallation tasks.

  • Do not delete or modify the directories listed in Table 5-1 for subsequent Oracle Collaboration Suite installations.

  • Stop the Oracle Enterprise Manager Web site. For more information, see the Oracle9i Application Server Administrator's Guide.

  • Ensure that all other previously installed Oracle Collaboration Suite instances are running when you begin installation.

  • Specify a different Oracle home than the first Oracle Collaboration Suite installation.

  • Use the same oraInventory directory for subsequent Oracle Collaboration Suite installations.

  • Review Chapter 4, "Oracle Collaboration Suite Deployment Methods" in this guide to ensure successful coexistence of Oracle Collaboration Suite components.

5.4 Starting Oracle Universal Installer


Oracle Universal Installer automatically installs the Oracle-supplied version of the Java Runtime Environment (JRE). This version is required to run Oracle Universal Installer and several Oracle assistants. Do not modify the JRE except by using a patch provided by Oracle Support Services.

On hp Tru64 UNIX, Oracle Universal Installer prompts for the downloaded/installed location of JDK 1.3.1.

See Also:

The Oracle Universal Installer online help if you have questions about the type of information to enter during the installation procedures described in this section

Follow these steps to start Oracle Universal Installer and each Oracle Collaboration Suite installation:

  1. Ensure that you have completed all the requirements described in Chapter 2, "Preparing for Installation".

  2. Print and complete the installation checklists in Appendix B, "Installation Checklists" for each installation. Many of the values are needed to complete the other installations and configurations.

  3. Log in as the oracle user.

  4. Notes:

    • Ensure that you are not logged in as the root user when you start Oracle Universal Installer. If you are, then only the root user has permissions to manage Oracle Collaboration Suite.

    • Do not use cd_mount_point as your working directory when you start Oracle Universal Installer. If you do, then you cannot eject the first CD-ROM during the installation step to insert the second CD-ROM.

    • Oracle recommends using the same operating system user account when installing and configuring additional Oracle Collaboration Suite applications on the same host.

  5. Insert the first CD-ROM of the appropriate installation into the CD-ROM drive.

  6. Mount the installation CD-ROM as described in "Installing Oracle Components from the CD-ROMs" for your operating system.

  7. Run one of the runInstaller commands listed in the following table, depending on the product you are installing. Be sure to run the command from a directory other than $cd_mount_point_directory.

    To install this product... Enter this command...
    Oracle9iAS Infrastructure
    Oracle Collaboration Suite
    Oracle Collaboration Suite information storage $cd_mount_point_directory/ocs_stor_cd1/runInstaller
    Oracle Collaboration Suite Client $cd_mount_point_directory/ocs_clients/runInstaller

  8. The Welcome screen displays. Click Next to display the Specify Inventory Location screen.


    If you install Oracle Collaboration Suite information storage on a cluster, the Cluster Node Selection screen appears. Select the nodes on which you want to install the Oracle software. Real Application Clusters software is installed on the node from which Oracle Universal Installer is run and copied to the other selected nodes in the cluster. The local node is always selected by default.

    Do not install Oracle9iAS Infrastructure or Oracle Collaboration Suite on a cluster. Only Oracle Collaboration Suite Information Storage can be installed on a cluster.

    See Also:

    Oracle9i Real Application Clusters Setup and Configuration for more information about installing Real Application Clusters (available on the Oracle Technology Network)


    If an oraInst.loc file exists, steps 8 through 11 will not display.

  9. Confirm the inventory directory path for your installation or click Browse to reset. Click OK to display the UNIX Group Name screen.

  10. Enter DBA or use the oinstall group name and click Next. Review "UNIX Group Name for the Oracle Universal Installer Inventory" if you are not sure what group to specify as owner of oraInventory files.

    See Also:

    Environment Preinstallation Tasks in Chapter 2, "Preparing for Installation", for more information about creating group names

  11. If this is your first Oracle installation, you will be prompted to open a new terminal window as root and run from the directory specified in the dialog box.

  12. When completes, return to the Oracle Universal Installer and click Continue to display the Specify File Locations screen.

  13. On the Specify File Locations screen:

    • In the Source section, accept the default path

    • In the Destinations section, enter the Name and the full Path of the Oracle home

  14. Click Next to display the Language Selection screen.

  15. Select from the list languages supported by Oracle Collaboration Suite any languages you want supported by your installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite. Click Next.


    • Languages selected here enable users to access your installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite in their native language, provided that language is supported by Oracle Collaboration Suite.

    • Supported languages cannot be added after the installation is complete. In order to add other languages, you must completely reinstall Oracle Collaboration Suite.

  16. Proceed to Chapter 6, "Installing Oracle Collaboration Suite".