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Oracle® Business Intelligence Installation Guide
10g Release 2 (10.1.2) for AIX 5L Based Systems (64-Bit)
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B Noninteractive and Silent Installation

This appendix describes the non-interactive and silent installation of Oracle Business Intelligence. The topics include:

B.1 Non-Interactive Installation

Non-interactive installation of Oracle Business Intelligence is accomplished by supplying the Oracle Universal Installer with a response file. The response file is a text file containing installation settings that you want to supply to the installer.

The installer uses the variables and parameter values contained in the response file to provide answers to some or all of the installer user prompts. There is graphical output and if you have not provided responses to all of the installer prompts, you may need to enter information during the installation.

Use non-interactive installation of Oracle Business Intelligence when there are specific screens you want to observe during installation.

Additionally, you can use non-interactive installation when performing the Oracle Business Intelligence installation from a remote location using the command line.

B.2 Silent Installation

Silent installation of Oracle Business Intelligence is accomplished by supplying the Oracle Universal Installer with a response file and specifying the -silent flag on the command line. The response file is a text file.

The installer uses the variables and parameter values contained in the response file to provide answers to all the installer prompts. You include responses for all of the installer prompts in the response file. Silent installation displays no graphical output.

If this is a first time installation of Oracle Business Intelligence, you must create the oraInst.loc file before starting. File creation is described in Section B.3, "Preinstallation". Following installation of Oracle Business Intelligence, you need to run the root.sh script. The root.sh script detects settings of environment variables and enables you to enter the full path of the local bin directory.

Use silent installation of Oracle Business Intelligence when there are similar installations on more than one computer. Additionally, use silent install when performing the Oracle Business Intelligence installation from a remote location using the command line. Silent installation eliminates the need to monitor the Oracle Business Intelligence installation because there is no graphical output and no input by the user.

B.3 Preinstallation

If the oraInst.loc file does not exist on your computer, then you must create it before starting the silent and non-interactive installation of Oracle Business Intelligence.

The oraInst.loc file is typically stored in the /etc/directory. It is used by the Oracle Universal Installer during installation.

As the root user, create the oraInst.loc file in the /etc/directory. The oracle group is the group performing the installation.

Enter the following line of text in the orainst.loc file:

inventory_loc=/<full_path>/oraInventory

For example, inventory_loc=/export/home/bi/oraInventory.

The oraInst.loc file specifies inventory_loc location for inventory files. If the oraInst.loc file is not located in your Oracle home, make sure the file has read and write permission for the oracle group.

B.4 Create the Response File

Before silent or non-interactive installation you must provide information specific to your installation using the template response file on Disk 1 of the installation pack.

Open the Response file template oracle.business.intelligence.as.BIServices.rsp available in the /Disk1/stage/Response directory on the Oracle Business Intelligence CD-ROM, and modify it using a text editor.


Note:

You can also save the oracle.business.intelligence.as.BIServices.rsp file as a different file name, such as my_responses.rsp, and use the renamed file as a response file for an installation.

Definitions of response file parameters are described in response file itself.

In the response file, you must specify values for the following variables:

Note the following:

B.4.1 Example Response File

The following shows an extract from of a response file for a silent installation of Oracle Business Intelligence:

RESPONSEFILE_VERSION=2.2.1.0.0 
UNIX_GROUP_NAME="oracleqa" 
FROM_LOCATION="/home/BI_1012_Install/Disk1/stage/products.xml" 
ORACLE_HOME="/home/BI_1012" 
ORACLE_HOME_NAME="BI_1012" 
SHOW_SPLASH_SCREEN=true 
SHOW_WELCOME_PAGE=false 
SHOW_COMPONENT_LOCATIONS_PAGE=false 
SHOW_CUSTOM_TREE_PAGE=false 
SHOW_SUMMARY_PAGE=false 
SHOW_INSTALL_PROGRESS_PAGE=true 
SHOW_REQUIRED_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=false 
SHOW_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=false 
SHOW_ROOTSH_CONFIRMATION=false 
SHOW_END_SESSION_PAGE=false 
SHOW_RELEASE_NOTES=false 
SHOW_EXIT_CONFIRMATION=false 
NEXT_SESSION=false 
NEXT_SESSION_ON_FAIL=false 
SHOW_DEINSTALL_CONFIRMATION=false 
SHOW_DEINSTALL_PROGRESS=false 
ACCEPT_LICENSE_AGREEMENT=true 
TOPLEVEL_COMPONENT={"oracle.business.intelligence.as","10.1.2.0.0"} 
DEINSTALL_LIST={"oracle.business.intelligence.as","10.1.2.0.0"} 
DEPENDENCY_LIST={"oracle.java.j2ee.core:10.1.2.0.0"} 
COMPONENT_LANGUAGES={"en","ko"}

B.5 Start the Installation

To make the installer use the response file, specify the location of the response file that you want to use as a parameter when starting the installer:

To perform a non-interactive installation:

prompt> setenv DISPLAY ias_hostname:0.0
prompt> ./runInstaller -responseFile absolute_path_and_filename

To perform a silent installation:

prompt> ./runInstaller -silent -responseFile absolute_path_and_filename

B.6 Postinstallation

The silentInstall<time_stamp>.log file contains the following line if the installation was successful:

The installation of Oracle Business Intelligence 10g was successful.

B.7 Silent Deinstallation

You can perform a silent deinstallation of Oracle Business Intelligence by supplying a silent deinstallation parameter to the response file you used for installation. Add the following parameter to your installation response file:

REMOVE_HOMES={"<ORACLE_HOME to be removed>"} 

To perform a silent deinstallation, use the -deinstall parameter when entering the command: