Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

Running the Uninstaller in Graphical Mode

This section provides instructions for using the interactive graphical interface to uninstall the Java ES components.

ProcedureTo Start the Graphical Uninstaller

  1. (Optional) Provide access to your local display.

    If you are logging in to a remote machine, make sure your DISPLAY environment variable is properly set to the local display. If the DISPLAY variable is not set properly, the installer runs in text-based mode.

    • Example for C Shell (machine name myhost):

      setenv DISPLAY myhost:0.0
    • Example for Korn Shell (machine name myhost):


      You might need to grant display authorization to run the installer on your local display. For example, you can use the following command to grant display authority from myhost to the root user on serverhost:

      myhost\> xauth extract - myhost:0.0|rsh -l root serverhost xauth merge -

    Note –

    For full instructions on granting such authorization safely, refer to the “Manipulating Access to the Server” chapter in the Solaris X Window System Developer's Guide.

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

  3. Navigate to the directory where the uninstaller is located:

    • Solaris OS: /var/sadm/prod/SUNWentsys4

    • Linux: /var/sadm/prod/sun-entsys4

  4. Start the graphical uninstaller:


    The Welcome page is displayed.

  5. Click Next to proceed.

    The Select Components page is displayed.

ProcedureTo Select Components to Uninstall

  1. Examine the components and select those you want to uninstall.

    • Components that are installed on your system are enabled and can be selected. Components that are not installed on your system are disabled and cannot be selected.

    • Some components contain subcomponents. Expand the components to view the subcomponents.

    • If you deselect a component that contains subcomponents, expand the component to verify the subcomponent list.

  2. After you are satisfied with your selections, click Next.

  3. If the uninstaller detects any recognizable component dependencies, or potential loss of configuration data among the products selected, a warning is displayed. Your choices are:

    1. Click Continue to continue with uninstallation.

    2. Click Close to return to the Component Selection page.

ProcedureTo Grant Administrator Access

Depending on the components you selected for removal, the uninstaller prompts you for administrator IDs and passwords. For details on the information you must provide the uninstaller, refer to Granting Administrator Access for the Uninstaller.

Note –

In addition, the uninstaller might also prompt you for a port number or a host name.

  1. Provide the required administrator information.

  2. Click Next to proceed to the Ready To Uninstall page.

ProcedureTo Uninstall Software

Before removing software from your system, the uninstaller lists the components you have selected for removal and the total disk space that will be reclaimed.

  1. Review the uninstallation selections you have made.

    1. If changes are needed, click Back through successive pages until the Component Selection page is displayed.

    2. Make changes as needed on the Component Selection page.

    3. Click Next to proceed again through the uninstaller pages.

      The uninstaller remembers previously-specified values. You can modify any value you previously specified.

  2. Click Next when you are satisfied with your selections.

    The uninstaller begins removing software from your system and displays the following:

    • A progress bar that displays the overall completion percentage

    • The name of the package currently being removed

    • After all component software has been removed, the uninstaller displays the Uninstallation Complete page.

  3. Click View Summary or View Log for information about the uninstallation.

    • Uninstallation summary. Shows the components that were uninstalled and a list of configuration information for the components.

    • Uninstallation log. Shows all messages that were generated by the uninstaller during uninstallation.

    • You can also review the uninstallation summary and log files:

      On Solaris OS: /var/sadm/install/logsOn Linux: /var/opt/sun/install/logs

  4. Click Close to exit the uninstaller.

  5. If you installed Access Manager or Messaging Server, go to Post-uninstallation Tasks.