The following Application Server logs are useful for troubleshooting installation problems:
Both the installation and uninstallation programs create log files and log all installation and uninstallation events to these files. The primary purpose of these log files is to provide troubleshooting information.
In addition to installation program messages and log files, operating system utilities such as pkginfo and showrev on Solaris and rpm on Linux can be used to gather system information.
INFO — These messages mark normal completion of a particular installation tasks.
WARNING — These messages mark non-critical failures. Warning messages generally contain information about the cause and the nature of the failure, and also provide possible remedies.
ERROR — These messages mark critical failures that cause installation or uninstallation status to be reported as Failed. Error messages generally provide detailed information about the nature and the cause of the problem that occurred.
Solaris, root user installation/uninstallation:
Solaris, non-root installation/uninstallation:
Log file names are different for each product distribution, but are platform independent:
Platform Edition, both SDK and Application Server distributions, main installation/uninstallation log files:
Platform Edition, Application Server only distribution, low-level installation/uninstallation log files:
Platform Edition, SDK distribution, low-level installation/uninstallation log files:
Enterprise Edition, main installation/uninstallation log files:
Enterprise Edition, low-level installation/uninstallation log files:
Sun_Java_System_Application_Server_Enterprise_Edition_ install.B<timestamp\> Sun_Java_System_Application_Server_Enterprise_Edition_ uninstall.B<timestamp\>