Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide

ProcedureTo Monitor the Progress of a Silent Installation

While the installer is running, you can monitor progress by examining changes to the installation log.

  1. In a terminal window, change to the log file directory:

    Solaris OS:cd /var/sadm/install/logs

    Linux: cd /var/opt/sun/install/logs

  2. Locate the log files for the current installation.

    The shared components are installed first and the product components follow.

    The timestamp variable represents the time the log was created. The variable has the format MMddhhmm.


    Specifies the month 


    Specifies the date 


    Specifies the hour 


    Specifies the minute 

  3. Use the tail command to watch messages as they are written to the logs:

    tail -f logfile-name

    To exit the tail program, press Ctrl+C.