The graphical user interface installer lets you choose which components and subcomponents of the Sun Studio 12 software you want to install. It automatically runs the system preparation tool to check your system for the prerequisite software, and lets you install any missing software.
To install the Sun Studio 12 software on a Solaris server for use by clients with a different architecture, include the -a client_architecture option when you start the installer. To install the software on a SPARC based server for use by x86 based clients, client_architecture is intel-S2. To install the software on an x86 based server for use by SPARC based clients, client_architecture is sparc-S2.
The Software License Agreement page displays the software license agreement and offers you the choice of accepting it or not. If you click Yes (Accept License), the installer proceeds to the next page. If you click No, the installer asks you if you want to exit. You cannot continue with installation until you accept the software license agreement.
The Install tab of the Select Options page includes:
The Missing prerequisites field, which tells you whether the system is missing any of the prerequisite software and lets you install any missing software by clicking Update. The field does not report the absence of the patches required by the JDK software, and the installer does not install them if they are missing.
The Installation directory field, which displays the default installation directory (/opt on Solaris platforms and /opt/sun on Linux platforms) and lets you change the installation directory by typing a directory path. If you have previously installed some components of the Sun Studio 12 software, the Installation directory field displays that installation directory, and the installer will install additional components in the same directory.
The Advanced options tab of the Select Options page offers options you might want to select when installing on a server:
If you are running the installer in the global zone, you can select the appropriate radio button to install the software in this zone (the global zone, not visible from local zones) or all zones (the global zone, visible from local zones).
If you are running the installer in a local zone, you can select the this zone radio button to install the software in that local zone. The software will be accessible only from that zone.
The Enable cross-install option lets you enable installation of the Sun Studio 12 software on a server for use by clients with a different architecture. If you select Enable cross-install, you can install the Sun Studio 12 software on a SPARC based server for use by x86 based client systems. Or you can install the Sun Studio 12 software on an x86 based server for use by SPARC based client systems. You must have specified the client architecture with the -a option when you started the installer.
The Copy system prerequisites option lets you copy the prerequisite software to a server for use when running the prepare_system command on client systems that will run the Sun Studio 12 software. The software is copied to the prepare_system_prerequisites directory in the Sun Studio 12 installation directory. For example, if the Sun Studio 12 installation directory is the default /opt directory, the prerequisite software is copied to /opt/prepare_system_prerequisites. The prerequisite software requires 1.2 GB of disk space on SPARC platforms running the Solaris OS, 750 MB of disk space on x86 platforms running the Solaris OS, and 200 MB of disk space on Linux platforms.
The Create /usr/bin symlinks option lets you choose not to create symbolic links in the /usr/bin directory and /usr/share/man directory to the Sun Studio 12 software and man pages. These links are created by default unless you already have symbolic links in /usr/bin and /usr/share/man to a previous Sun Studio release.
The Alternate root field lets you specify a root directory other than the default /. All files, including package system information files, are relocated to a directory tree starting in the specified alternate root directory.
On the Select Components page, you can select which components of the Sun Studio 12 software you want to install. The disk space requirement for each component is displayed. By default, all three components (Compilers and Tools, Performance Library, and Third-party Source Code) are installed. You can select a component you do not want to install by clicking its checkbox.
You can also choose to install only selected subcomponents of the Compilers and Tools component. To do so, click the + icon next to the component to expand it. Then select any subcomponent you do not want to install by clicking its checkbox.
This page displays a progress bar that tracks the progress of the installation. It includes a Stop button that allows you to stop the installation.
This page is displayed if there are any post-installation steps to be performed. The page lists steps you requested on Select Options page, such as installing missing prerequisite software and copying the prerequisite software to a server. If Sun Studio 12 product patches are available for installation, they are installed unless you click the Disable button.
This page lists the status of the installation after it has completed. Click Details next to each component to see information on the packages that were installed. Click Close to exit the installer.