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Oracle® Developer Suite Installation Guide
10g (9.0.4) for Windows, Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX
Part No. B10579-02
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1 Installation Concepts

This chapter provides conceptual information about installing Oracle Developer Suite and describes the install options available. The topics include:

1.1 Oracle Developer Suite Installation Overview

The Oracle Developer Suite product installation has the following options:

The Oracle Developer Suite hardware and software requirements are listed in Chapter 2, "Getting Started".

Step-by-step installation instructions are provided in Chapter 3, "Installation".

Descriptions of individual Oracle Developer Suite components are provided in Appendix B, "Components".

Table 1-1 lists the Oracle Developer Suite Windows install options, and the components that are installed with each option. Table 1-2 lists the Oracle Developer Suite install options for Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX, and the components that are installed with each option.

Table 1-1 Oracle Developer Suite Install Options and Components (Windows)

Component J2EE Development Business Intelligence Rapid Application Development Complete
Oracle9i JDeveloper(9.0.4) (including Oracle Business Intelligence Beans, and UIX and Bali subcomponents) YES no YES YES
Oracle Reports Developer
Oracle Discoverer Administrator (formerly Discoverer Administration Edition) including Oracle Discoverer Desktop no YES no YES
Oracle Forms Developer
no no YES YES
Oracle Software Configuration Manager
no no YES YES
Oracle Designer no no YES YES

Table 1-2 Oracle Developer Suite Install Options and Components (Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX)

ComponentFoot  J2EE Development Complete
Oracle9i JDeveloper (including Oracle Business Intelligence Beans, and UIX and Bali subcomponents) YES YES
Oracle Reports no YES
Oracle Forms no YES

Footnote To provide complete Oracle Developer Suite functionality, the Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX distribution pack includes the full Windows distribution pack as well.

1.2 About the Installation Process

The Oracle Developer Suite installation process has the following phases:

1.3 About Installing Oracle Developer Suite Components

Oracle Universal Installer installs the Oracle Developer Suite components with default configuration values, and also configures basic network elements required for accessing local or remote server products.

Oracle Developer Suite does not require a separate Oracle Application Server (OracleAS) installation to run or test applications. Depending on the options you select, the Oracle Developer Suite installation provides relevant OracleAS runtime services (OC4J, Oracle Application Server Forms Services, and Oracle Application Server Reports Services) for testing applications. However, Oracle recommends that you also test your applications in the actual deployment environments.

Some Oracle Developer Suite component features require specific OracleAS components. For information about an individual component's requirements, see the component's chapter in Appendix B, "Components".

During installation, you are asked to provide an Oracle home name and path. For information about the coexistence of Oracle products in one Oracle home directory, and guidelines for installing multiple Oracle products on one computer, see Section 2.6, "Coexistence in One Oracle Home".

1.4 What's New in the Installation

This section describes new features in the installation. This section is mostly useful to users who have installed Oracle9i Developer Suite (Oracle9iDS) Release 2 (9.0.2).

To see a list of new features in the product itself, visit the Oracle Technology Network site (

The topics include:

1.4.1 Installation from DVD is Now Available

Oracle Developer Suite and Oracle Developer Suite Documentation Library are now available on a DVD-ROM disk. They are also still available on CD-ROMs. A benefit of installing from the DVD is that you do not have to swap disks during installation, which is something you have to do if you are installing from CD-ROM.

1.4.2 Solaris 6 and 7 No Longer Supported

Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4) is certified to run on Solaris 8 (2.8) and Solaris 9 (2.9).

Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4) does not support Solaris 7 (2.7), Solaris 6 (2.6) or earlier versions of the Solaris operating environment.

1.4.3 SuSE SLES-7 No Longer Supported

SuSE Linux SLES-7, which was supported in Oracle9i Developer Suite Release 2 (9.0.2), is not supported in Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4).


For a list of all the supported Linux x86 supported distributions and versions, please refer to Table 2-8, "Linux x86 Operating Environment Software Requirements".

1.4.4 New Operating System Patches Required

Oracle9iDS Release 2 (9.0.2) shipped with Java SDK 1.3.1.

Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4) ships with Java SDK 1.4.1 for all platforms except Linux and HP-UX.

For Linux, Java SDK 1.4.2 is included.

The HP-UX version of Oracle Developer Suite does not contain a Java SDK. You need to download and install the SDK before you install Oracle Developer Suite. To find out which version of the HP Java SDK you need, see Table 2-7, "HP-UX Operating Environment Software Requirements". For instructions on downloading the HP Java SDK, see Section 2.8.1, "General Checklist".

These new versions of the Java SDK may require new and updated patches for the supported operating systems. See Section 2.3, "Operating Environment Software Requirements" for a list of required patches.

1.4.5 Space in /var/tmp No Longer Required During Installation (Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX Only)

In the Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX version of Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4), the installer no longer requires any disk space in the /var/tmp directory. Some components may still write to /var/tmp while they are running.

1.4.6 More Prerequisite Checks

In Oracle Developer Suite 10g (9.0.4), the installer performs more prerequisite checks to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements. See Section 2.9.2, "Installer Prerequisite Checks" for a list of the checks.

1.4.7 Configuration Assistant Enhancements

The Configuration Assistants now have these features:

  • The assistants now write log files to a central location.

  • The assistants now write more understandable messages to the log files.

For more information about these features, see Section E.3, "Troubleshooting Oracle Developer Suite Configuration Assistants".

1.4.8 Removed Restrictions

The following restriction in Oracle9i Developer Suite Release 2 (9.0.2) has been removed:

  • X Windows is no longer required for silent or non-interactive installations. It is still required for interactive installations (Linux, Solaris, and HP-UX only).