Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

Running the Uninstaller in Text-Based Mode

The text-based interface allows you to run the uninstaller directly from a terminal window by responding to prompts displayed in the window.

Tip –

Refer to How to Use the Text-Based Interface to learn about text-based prompts for uninstallation.

If you have problems during uninstallation, refer to Chapter 9, Troubleshooting.

ProcedureTo Start the Uninstaller in Text-Based Mode

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

  2. Navigate to the uninstaller directory:

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

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

  3. Run the uninstaller:

    ./uninstall -nodisplay

    The Welcome message is displayed followed by a list of all possible Java ES components on your system.

ProcedureTo Select Components for Uninstallation

  1. The uninstaller selects for removal any Java ES components it finds on your system by listing the numbers corresponding to the installed components. Press Return to uninstall all components.

    Alternately, choose specific components by typing a comma-separated list of the numbers corresponding to the components you want to uninstall, and press Return.

    Note –

    Components that are not installed on your system are disabled and cannot be chosen.

  2. If the uninstaller detects component dependencies among the products selected for removal, a warning about a potential loss of configuration data is displayed. Your choices are:

    1. Type Yes and press Return to continue with uninstallation.

    2. Type No and press Return to return to Component Selection.

    3. Type the character ! and press Return to exit the uninstallation.

ProcedureTo Grant Administrator Access


    If you selected a component for which the uninstaller needs an administrative ID or password, 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 –

    Depending on the components you selected for removal, the uninstaller might also prompt you for a port number or a host name.

ProcedureTo Uninstall the Software

Before removing software from your system, the uninstaller displays a summary page, showing the components selected for removal.

  1. Review your selections.

    1. If changes are needed, type the < character and press Return to go back through successive pages until the Component Selection list appears.

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

    3. Proceed again through the uninstaller screens.

  2. When you are satisfied with your selections, type the number 1 and press Return.

    The uninstaller begins removing software from your system. During uninstallation, the uninstaller displays a progress bar that displays the overall completion percentage.

    After all component software has been removed, you can view the uninstallation summary and log.

  3. Type 1 or 2 and press Return to see information about the uninstallation.

    • Uninstallation summary. Type 1 to see the components that were uninstalled and a list of configuration information for the components.

    • Uninstallation log. Type 2 to list all messages that were generated by the uninstaller during uninstallation.

      You can also view the uninstallation summary and log files:

      Solaris OS: /var/sadm/install/logsLinux: /var/opt/sun/install/logs

  4. Type the ! character to exit the uninstaller.

    Go to Post-uninstallation Tasks if you uninstalled Access Manager or Messaging Server.