Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Create a State File

To perform a silent uninstallation, you must first generate a state file by running an interactive uninstallation session in either graphical or text-based mode. For more information, refer to Generating the Initial State File.

  1. If you are not logged in as root, become superuser.

  2. Navigate to the uninstaller directory:

    • Solaris OS: /var/sadm/prod/SUNWentsys5

    • Linux and HP-UX: /var/sadm/prod/sun-entsys5

  3. If you are using the graphical interface of the uninstaller, you might need to provide access to your local display. See Running the Uninstaller in Graphical Mode.

  4. Run the silent uninstaller. For example:

    Tip –

    Include the –no option if you do not want to uninstall software in this session.

    Graphical mode:

    ./uninstall -saveState statefile_path

    Text-based mode, software not uninstalled:

    ./uninstall -no -nodisplay -saveState statefile_path

    To see the full syntax for the uninstall command, refer to uninstall Command.

  5. Proceed through the uninstaller to completion.

    As you respond to the prompts, the uninstaller records your answers in the specified state file. When you complete the uninstallation, the state file is available in the location that you specified. If you used the –no option, no software was uninstalled.

  6. Make a copy of the state file for each host on which you are going to perform a silent uninstallation.

  7. Edit each file providing information specific to the host where you will run that silent uninstallation.

    For guidelines on editing state files, refer to Editing the State File. Editing the state file might also include generating a state file ID, as explained in Creating a Platform-Appropriate State File ID.