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Oracle® Database Client Installation Guide
10g Release 1 (10.1.0.2.0) for Windows
Part No. B10131-02
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B Oracle Database Client Advanced Installation Topics

This appendix describes advanced installation topics.

This appendix contains these topics:

B.1 Installing Oracle Components in Noninteractive Mode

Typically, Oracle Universal Installer runs in interactive mode, which means it prompts you to provide information in graphical user interface (GUI) screens. Alternatively, you can run Oracle Universal Installer in noninteractive mode. Noninteractive mode is also referred to as silent mode, or silent installation.

You may want to use noninteractive mode to install Oracle Database Client in the following scenarios:

This section covers the following topics on how you can use response files to run Oracle Universal Installer in noninteractive mode:

B.1.1 Using Response Files to Install Oracle Components in Noninteractive Mode

To use noninteractive mode, you run Oracle Universal Installer with a response file. A response file is a text file that contains variables and values that Oracle Universal Installer uses during the installation process. Oracle provides a set of sample response files that you can customize, or you can create your own response file by recording your installation selections.


See Also:

Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide for more information about response file formats.

B.1.2 Customizing a Sample Response File

Table B-1 lists the available sample response files in the \Response directory on the CD labeled Oracle Database Client 10g Release 1 (10.1) Disk 1 of 1:

Table B-1 Response Files

Response File Name Purpose
netca.rsp Oracle Net Configuration Assistant to perform the configuration with the client installation types.
clientadmin.rsp Administrator installation of Oracle Database Client
clientcustom.rsp Custom installation of Oracle Database Client
instantClient.rsp Instant Client installation of Oracle Database Client
clientruntime.rsp Runtime installation of Oracle Database Client

To copy and modify a response file:

  1. Copy the appropriate response files from the \Response directory on the CD labeled Oracle Database Client 10g Release 1 (10.1) Disk 1 of 1 to your hard drive.

  2. Open Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide, available on your Oracle Documentation Library CD or from the Oracle Technology Network Web site.

    Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide appears in HTML format.

  3. Modify the response files with any text file editor by following the instructions in both the response files and Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide.

  4. Run the response file by following the instructions in the "Running Oracle Universal Installer and Specifying a Response File" section.

B.1.3 Creating a New Response File

When you run Oracle Universal Installer in interactive mode, you can record your installation selections into a response file. You do this by running Oracle Universal Installer in Record mode. Oracle Universal Installer generates the response file immediately after you complete the Summary page, so you do not need to actually install Oracle Database Client to create the response file.

If you want to use Record mode during a noninteractive installation, Oracle Universal Installer records the variable values that were specified in the original source response file into the new response file.

To create a new response file:

  1. Make sure that the computer on which you are creating the response file has met the requirements in Chapter 2.

  2. At the command prompt, use the cd command to change to the directory that contains the Oracle Universal Installer setup.exe executable.

    On the installation CD-ROM or DVD, setup.exe is located on Disk 1. If you want to run Oracle Universal Installer from an existing Oracle Database Client installation, you can find setup.exe in the following locations, depending on the installation type you chose:

    • Administrator, Runtime, or Custom: The ORACLE_BASE\ORACLE_HOME\oui\bin directory.

    • Instant Client: Oracle Universal Installer is not included with Instant Client, but you can access it from any existing Oracle Database installation, in the ORACLE_BASE\ORACLE_HOME\oui\bin directory.

  3. Enter the following command:

    setup -record -destinationFile response_file_name
    
    

    Replace response_file_name with the complete path for the new response file. For example:

    setup -record -destinationFile C:\response_files\install_oracle10g
    
    
  4. After Oracle Universal Installer launches, enter the installation settings, which will be recorded into the response file.

  5. When the Summary page appears, do one of the following:

    • Click Install to continue with the installation.

    • Click Cancel if you only want to create the response file but not continue with the installation. The installation will stop, but the settings you have entered will be recorded to the response file.

    Afterwards, Oracle Universal Installer saves your new response file using the path and file name you specified on the command line.

  6. If necessary, make any environment-specific changes to the response file for the computer on which you will run it.

  7. Run the response file by following the instructions in the "Running Oracle Universal Installer and Specifying a Response File"section, next.

B.1.4 Running Oracle Universal Installer and Specifying a Response File

You run Oracle Universal Installer at the command line, specifying a response file. The Oracle Universal Installer executable, setup.exe, provides several options. For help information on the full set of these options, run setup.exe with the -help option, for example:

C:\ORACLE_BASE\ORACLE_HOME\oui\bin> setup.exe -help

To run Oracle Universal Installer and specify a response file:

  1. Launch a command prompt.

  2. Go to the directory where Oracle Universal Installer is installed.

  3. From the command line, run Oracle Universal Installer with the appropriate response file. For example:

    C:\ORACLE_BASE\ORACLE_HOME\oui\bin> setup.exe [-silent] [-nowelcome] [-nowait] -responseFile filename

    Where... Description
    filename Identifies the full path of the response file.
    -silent Runs Oracle Universal Installer in silent mode and suppresses the Welcome screen. If you use -silent, -nowelcome is not necessary.
    -nowelcome Suppresses the Welcome screen that appears during installation.
    –nowait Closes the console window when the silent installation completes.
    -help Displays help information for the full set of setup.exe options.


See Also:

  • "Installing Oracle Products" in Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide for more information about installing on using response files

  • "Deinstalling Products" in Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide for more information about deinstalling using response files


B.2 About Oracle Components in Different Languages

This section describes the following features:

B.2.1 Running Oracle Universal Installer in Different Languages

Oracle Universal Installer runs by default in the selected language of your operating system. You can also run Oracle Universal Installer in the following languages:

  • Brazilian Portuguese

  • German

  • Japanese

  • Simplified Chinese

  • Traditional Chinese

  • French

  • Italian

  • Korean

  • Spanish

To run Oracle Universal Installer in a different language:

  1. Change the language in which your operating system is running. For example, on Windows 2000:

    1. From the Start menu, choose Settings, then Control Panel, then Regional Options.

    2. Select a language from the preceding table list and choose OK.

  2. Run Oracle Universal Installer by following the instructions in "Installing the Oracle Database Client Software".


    Note:

    The selected language is assigned to the NLS_LANG registry parameter.

B.2.2 Using Oracle Components in Different Languages

You can select other languages in which to use Oracle components such as Oracle Net Configuration Assistant. However, this does not change the language in which you run Oracle Universal Installer. For the Oracle component to run in the selected language, it must be the same as the language set for your operating system. You can change your operating system language in the Regional Settings window from the Control Panel.

To use Oracle components in different languages:

  1. Follow the instructions in "Procedure for Installing Oracle Database Client" to start Oracle Universal Installer.

  2. From the Select a Product to Install screen, select Product Languages.

  3. In the Language Selection screen, select a language in which to use Oracle components from the Available Languages field.

  4. Use the arrow button to move the language to the Selected Languages field and click OK.

  5. Select appropriate products for installation and click Next.

    After the installation completes, the dialog box wording, messages, and online help for the installed components display in the language you selected.