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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle Enterprise Repository
11g Release 1 (11.1.1.6.3)

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4 Uninstalling the Software

This chapter provides procedures for uninstalling and reinstalling the software.

This chapter contains the following sections:

4.1 About the Uninstallation Program

The following sections describe how to uninstall your Oracle Enterprise Repository software on Windows and UNIX systems:

4.2 Uninstalling Your Software in Graphical Mode

To uninstall all the product components, or individual components, in graphical mode:

  1. Shut down any instances that are running.

  2. Start the uninstallation program as described in Table 4-1.

    Table 4-1 Starting the Uninstallation Program in the Graphical Mode

    To start the uninstallation program on... Do this...

    Windows

    1. From the Windows Start menu, choose StartArrow symbol All ProgramsArrow symbol Oracle Enterprise Repository Arrow symbol Uninstall Oracle Enterprise Repository.

    2. The Uninstaller Welcome window is displayed. Proceed to step 3.

    UNIX

    1. Go to the following directory:

      ORACLE_HOME/repositoryXXX/uninstall

    2. Type uninstall.sh at the prompt and press ENTER.

      The Uninstaller Welcome window is displayed. proceed to step 3.

      Note: If your system supports a graphical user interface, the uninstallation program starts in graphical mode. If your system does not support a graphical user interface, the uninstallation program starts in console mode. If console mode is started, see Section 4.3, "Uninstalling Your Software in Console Mode" for instructions.


  3. Click Next to start the uninstall program. The Choose Components window is displayed.

  4. Select the components to uninstall by selecting or clearing the appropriate options, and click Next. By default, all installed components are selected, indicating that they are uninstalled.

  5. Click Done in the Uninstalling Oracle Enterprise Repository window to exit the uninstallation program.

4.3 Uninstalling Your Software in Console Mode

Use the following procedure to uninstall the complete product installation, or individual components, using the command-line interface:

  1. Shut down any instances that are running.

  2. Start the uninstallation program as described in Table 4-2.

    Table 4-2 Starting the Uninstallation Program in the Console Mode

    To start the uninstallation program on... Do this...

    Windows

    1. Go to the following directory:

      ORACLE_HOME/repositoryXXX/uninstall

    2. Type uninstall.cmd and press Enter. The Uninstaller Welcome window is displayed.

    3. Proceed to step 3.

    UNIX

    1. Go to the following directory:

      ORACLE_HOME/repositoryXXX/uninstall

    2. Type uninstall.sh at the prompt and press ENTER.

      The Uninstaller Welcome window is displayed. proceed to step 3.

      Note: If your system supports a graphical user interface, the uninstallation program starts in graphical mode. If your system does not support a graphical user interface, the uninstallation program starts in console mode. If console mode is started, see Section 4.3, "Uninstalling Your Software in Console Mode" for instructions.


  3. Press Enter or type next to proceed to the next panel of the uninstallation program.

    Note:

    Instead of typing complete words when you want to enter [Exit], [Previous], and [Next], you can use the following one-letter shortcuts: x, p, and n, respectively.

    The Choose Components to uninstall pane is displayed.

  4. Select the components you want to uninstall. The available components are displayed.

  5. Enter number exactly as it appears in brackets to toggle selection OR [Exit][Previous][Next]>.

  6. By default, all installed components are selected, indicating that they are removed. To leave a component installed on your system, type the numeric code for that component on the command line, exactly as it appears within the brackets. A check mark (Windows systems) or x (UNIX systems) beside the entry is cleared, indicating that it is uninstalled. Choose the components you want to uninstall. Dependency checking is performed to ensure that you do not uninstall a component that is required by another component.

  7. Press Enter or type next to proceed with the uninstallation process.

  8. When the uninstallation process is complete, press Enter or type exit to complete the uninstallation and exit the uninstallation program.

4.4 Uninstalling Your Software in Silent Mode

When you uninstall your Oracle Enterprise Repository software in silent mode, the complete installation of your software is uninstalled. You cannot use silent-mode uninstallation to uninstall individual Oracle Enterprise Repository components.

When you run the uninstallation program in silent mode, it leaves behind the same files and directories as when you run the uninstallation program in graphical and console modes.You can manually delete these files.

Although you can use silent-mode uninstallation to manually uninstall your software, silent-mode uninstall is intended for use in scripts. You can adapt the steps in Table 8-3 for use in scripts.

To uninstall your Oracle Enterprise Repository software in silent mode:

  1. Shut down any instances that are running.

  2. Start the uninstallation program as described in Table 4-3.

    Table 4-3 Starting the Uninstallion Program in the Silent Mode

    To start the uninstallation program on this platform Do this..

    Windows

    1. Open a Command Prompt window and go to the following directory:

      ORACLE_HOME/repositoryXXX/uninstall

    2. Execute the following command at the prompt:

      uninstall -mode=silent

    UNIX

    1. Go to the following directory:

      ORACLE_HOME/repositoryXXX/uninstall

    2. At the prompt, enter the following command:

      sh uninstall.sh -mode=silent


    Note:

    When you run the uninstallation program in silent mode, no messages are displayed indicating the uninstallation is in progress or has completed successfully, even if errors are encountered.

You can also include the -log=full_path_to_log_file option in the command line to create a verbose installation log. For example:

uninstall -mode=silent -log=C:\logs\OER_uninstall.log

For more information, see Section 1.9, "Generating a Verbose Installation Log".

4.5 Removing the Deployed Application

This section describes removing the deployed application for WebLogic and WebSphere Application Servers. This section contains the following topics:

4.5.1 Removing the Deployed Application from WebLogic Server

To remove the deployed Oracle Enterprise Repository application within WebLogic Server requires several steps depending on how the WebLogic domain was initially created.

For a domain that contains Oracle Enterprise Repository only, delete the ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/DOMAIN_NAME directory.

For a domain which had been extended with the Oracle Enterprise Repository application template, use the following steps:

  1. Start the Administration Server of the domain containing the Oracle Enterprise Repository application and access the Administration Console.

  2. Select Deployments from the Domain Structure section.

  3. Click the Lock & Edit button.

  4. Select the Oracle Enterprise Repository application from the list and click the Delete button.

  5. Select the Environment -> Servers option from the domain structure section.

  6. Select the oer_server1 managed server definition and click the Delete button to remove this managed server.

  7. Click the Activate Changes button.

  8. Stop the Administration Server (ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/domains/DOMAIN_NAME/bin/stopWebLogic.sh or *.cmd) and delete the Oracle Enterprise Repository application files from:

    ORACLE_HOME/user_projects/applications/DOMAIN_NAME/applications/oer_11.1.1.4.0.

4.5.2 Removing the Deployed Application from WebSphere Server

To remove the deployed application from WebSphere server:

  1. Access the WebSphere Administration console applications.

  2. Select the Applications -> Enterprise Applications -> OER application deployment and click the Uninstall button.

  3. Confirm the removal of the application and then save the changes to the WebSphere Master Configuration.

  4. Choose the Environment -> Shared Libraries option.

  5. Select the OER shared library and click the Delete button to remove all references to the directory location where the properties files are stored.

  6. Save changes to the WebSphere master configuration.

For generic application servers, see the corresponding documentation.

4.6 Removing the Database Schema

This section describes how to remove the database schema.

For UDB and SQL Server database servers, drop the Oracle Enterprise Repository databases using the appropriate methods for your server(s).

For Oracle, drop the Oracle Enterprise Repository user with cascade option. For example:

drop user OER cascade;

4.7 Reinstalling Your Software

You cannot reinstall the same version of any Oracle product on top of a previously installed version of the same product - in the same Oracle home directory or in the same file location. You can, however, add products and product components to an existing installation. For example, you can install Oracle Enterprise Repository during one installation, and Oracle BPM during a separate installation.To reinstall the same version of one of the product components or the entire Oracle Enterprise Repository distribution in the same location, you must first uninstall the previous installation.If you try to install a complete copy of the Oracle Enterprise Repository software in an Oracle home directory that already contains a complete installation, an error message is displayed. Click or type OK to return to the Choose Oracle home directory prompt.At the prompt, choose one of the following options: