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Oracle® Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Application Developer
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4 Deinstalling Application Developer

This chapter describes how to remove Application Developer and related products from your system.

You should always use the instructions provided in this chapter for removing the software. If you try to remove the software manually, you may experience problems when you try to reinstall the software again at a later time. Following the procedures in this chapter will ensure that the software is properly removed. See Section 4.2, "Reinstallation" for more information.

The chapter includes the following sections:

4.1 Deinstallation Instructions

The deinstaller attempts to remove the Oracle Home from which it was started; for Application Developer, this directory is the oracle_common directory. This procedure does not remove any WebLogic domains that you have created; it only removes the software in oracle_common.

Before you choose to remove this directory, ensure that it is not in use by an existing domain, and also ensure that you stop all running processes that uses the oracle_common directory. After you remove the software, you will no longer be able to use your WebLogic domain.

Deinstalling Application Developer properly involves the following tasks:

4.1.1 Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware

Before deinstalling Oracle Fusion Middleware software components, you should stop all servers and processes.

See "Starting and Stopping Oracle Fusion Middleware" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Administrator's Guide for instructions.

4.1.2 Removing the Application Developer Schemas

Run the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to drop the Application Developer schemas from your database. See "Dropping Schemas" in the Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility User's Guide for instructions.

4.1.3 Removing Application Developer

The deinstaller attempts to remove the oracle_common directory. Before you choose to remove this directory, ensure that it is not in use by an existing domain, and also ensure that you stop all running processes that use oracle_common.

This procedure does not remove any WebLogic domains that you have created - it only removes the software in the oracle_common directory.

4.1.3.1 Starting the Deinstaller

To start the deinstaller, do the following:

On UNIX:

  1. Go to the MW_HOME/oracle_common/oui/bin directory

  2. Run the following command:

    ./runInstaller.sh -deinstall -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION

(on UNIX operating systems) or MW_HOME\oracle_common\oui\bin (on Windows operating systems) directory and start the deinstaller.

On Windows:

  1. Go to the MW_HOME\oracle_common\oui\bin directory

  2. Run the following command:

    setup.exe -deinstall -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION

Note:

Specify the absolute path to your JRE_LOCATION; relative paths are not supported.

4.1.3.2 Deinstallation Screens and Instructions

Follow the instructions in Table 4-1 to deinstall Application Developer.

If you need additional help with any of the deinstallation screens, see Appendix B or click Help to access the online help.

Table 4-1 Deinstallation Flow

No. Screen Description Action Required

1

Welcome

Each time the deinstaller starts, the Welcome screen is displayed.

Click Next.

2

Deinstall Oracle Home

The Deinstall Oracle Home screen shows the Oracle home you are about to deinstall.

Verify the Oracle home you are about to deinstall.

Click Deinstall.

On the Warning screen, select whether or not you want the deinstaller to remove the Oracle home directory in addition to removing the software.

Click Yes to have the deinstaller remove the software and Oracle home, No to remove only the software, or Cancel to return to the previous screen.

If you select No, go to Section 4.1.4 for instructions on how to manually remove your Oracle home directory.

3

Deinstallation Progress

The Deinstallation Progress screen shows the progress and status of the deinstallation.

Wait until the Deinstallation Complete screen appears.

4

Deinstallation Complete

The Deinstallation Complete screen appears when the deinstallation is complete.

Click Finish to dismiss the screen.


4.1.4 Manually Removing the Oracle Home Directory

If you have selected No on the warning screen during deinstallation, you must manually remove your oracle_common directory and any sub-directories. For example: if your Oracle Common home directory was /home/Oracle/Middleware/oracle_common on UNIX:

> cd /home/Oracle/Middleware
> rm -rf oracle_common

On Windows, if your Oracle Common home directory was C:\Oracle\Middleware\oracle_common, then use a file manager window, go to the C:\Oracle\Middleware directory, right-click on the oracle_common folder, and then select Delete.

4.1.5 Removing Oracle WebLogic Server

See "Uninstalling the Software" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server for instructions on how to remove Oracle WebLogic Server.

After you uninstall WebLogic Server, you must manually remove the Middleware home directory. For example, if your Middleware home directory was /home/Oracle/Middleware on UNIX:

> cd /home/Oracle
> rm -rf Middleware

On Windows, if your Middleware home directory was C:\Oracle\Middleware, use a file manager window, go to the C:\Oracle directory, right-click on the Middleware folder, and then select Delete.

4.1.6 Removing Oracle JDeveloper

If you have installed Oracle JDeveloper on your system, see Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle JDeveloper for instructions on how to remove this software from your system.

4.1.7 Removing Program Groups (Windows Only)

On Windows systems, you must also manually remove the program groups from the Start Menu\Programs folder. For example (the folder names and program group names on your system may be different), you might remove the following from C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs:

  • Oracle Fusion Middleware 11.1.1.7.0

  • Oracle WebLogic

4.1.8 Rebooting Your System (Windows Only)

On Windows operating systems, you should reboot your computer after you finish removing all programs to ensure proper clean-up.

4.2 Reinstallation

The installer does not allow reinstallation of Application Developer in a directory that already contains an Oracle product. To reinstall Application Developer in the same directory as before, follow the instructions in this chapter to deinstall the software, then follow the instructions in Chapter 2 to reinstall the software.