|Oracle Collaboration Suite Installation Guide
Release 1, Version 22.214.171.124.0 for Windows
Part Number B10262-01
This chapter guides you through silent and non-interactive installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite.
This chapter contains these topics:
Oracle Collaboration Suite features two non-interacting methods of installation:
Silent installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite is accomplished by supplying Oracle Universal Installer with a response file and specifying the
-silent flag. Oracle Universal Installer uses variables and values contained in a text file, called a response file, to provide answers to all of its user prompts. You include responses for all of the prompts in the response file. Silent installation displays no graphical output.
Use silent installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite when you want similar installations on more than one computer. Additionally, use silent installation when performing the Oracle Collaboration Suite installation from a remote location using the command line. Silent installation eliminates the need to monitor the Oracle Collaboration Suite installation because there is no graphical output and no input by the user.
Non-interactive installation of Oracle Collaboration Suite is accomplished by supplying Oracle Universal Installer with a response file, but without specifying the
-silent flag. Oracle Universal Installer uses variables and values contained in a text file, called a response file, to provide answers to some or all of its user prompts. Oracle Universal Installer provides graphical output. If you have not provided responses to all of its prompts, then you may need to enter information during the installation.
"Specifying a Response File" for information on executing a response file
For a complete list of installation requirements, refer to Chapter 2, "Preparing for Installation".
The Oracle Collaboration Suite CD Pack provides the Oracle Universal Installer response files for the three installations shown in Table 7-1.
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This installation also includes response files for Oracle Network Configuration Assistant (
This installation also includes a response file for Oracle Files Configuration Assistant (
Response files are located in the
\response directory located at the root of the first CD-ROM in the CD-ROM set of each of the three installations. You must edit the response file to satisfy your silent or non-interactive installation requirements. To use a response file, first copy it from the CD-ROM to your system.
\responsedirectory (for example, on the first CD-ROM of the Oracle9iAS Infrastructure installation CD-ROM set).
infrastructure.rspfile to your system hard drive.
Use any text editor to edit the response file to include information specific for your system. The response file text identifies information that you must provide.
You must specify values for variables in your response file. Each variable listed in the response file is associated with a comment. The comment identifies the variable type. For example:
The values that are given as
Required> must be specified for silent installation.
Remove the comment from the variable values in the response file before starting the Oracle Collaboration Suite installation.
Before you specify a response file, ensure that you have properly configured the file. Refer to the previous section for more information.
To make Oracle Universal Installer use the response file at installation time, specify the location of the response file as a parameter when starting Oracle Universal Installer:
To perform a completely silent installation session, use the
To install multilingual support:
The success or failure of the non-interactive installation is logged in
installActions.log. The success or failure of the silent installation is logged in
silentInstall.log. The log files are created in the
Files\Oracle\Inventory\logs directory during installation.
During installation, these response files may be copied to subdirectories under
The success or failure of a silent or non-interactive installation is logged in the
silentInstall.log file. This file is created in the
The results of either your silent or non-interactive installation are recorded in the
Values for variables that are of the wrong context, format, or type are treated as if no value were specified. Variables that are outside any section are ignored.
If you attempt a silent or non-interactive installation with an incorrect or incomplete response file, or Oracle Universal Installer encounters an error, such as insufficient disk space, the installation fails.
If you attempt a non-interactive installation without specifying a response file, the installation fails.
If your silent or non-interactive installation fails, you must completely deinstall any files remaining from your Oracle Collaboration Suite installation attempt.
To use a configuration assistant in non-interactive mode, do one of the following:
assistant_name is the configuration assistant that you want to run and
filename is the response file for that assistant.
If you perform an Oracle Collaboration Suite Information Storage installation in non-interactive mode, then Oracle Net Configuration Assistant does not configure your system at the end of the installation. After the installation, run the Oracle Net configuration with the Oracle Net Configuration Assistant by executing the
netca command from the Oracle home directory or use the
netca.rsp response file.
Oracle Universal Installer or a configuration assistant fails if you attempt a non-interactive session without configuring a response file. See "Response File Error Handling" for more information on troubleshooting a failed non-interactive installation.
Oracle Universal Installer or the configuration assistant validates the response file at runtime. If the validation fails, the non-interactive installation or configuration process ends. Oracle Universal Installer treats values for parameters that are of the wrong context, format, or type as if no value was specified in the file. Variables that are outside any section are also ignored.
Information about a failure is recorded in the installation session's log file.
"Installation Session Log Files" for information on the log file that Oracle Universal Installer creates to keep an inventory of components that it installs on your system