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10g Release 2 (10.1.2) for Solaris, Windows and Linux x86
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1 Installation Concepts

This chapter provides conceptual information about installing Oracle Developer Suite 10g ( and describes the available installation options. 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 and Solaris, and the components that are installed with each option.

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

Component J2EE Development Complete

Oracle10g JDeveloper (including Oracle Business Intelligence Beans, and UIX and Bali subcomponents)



Oracle Reports Developer



Oracle Forms Developer



Oracle Designer



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

ComponentFoot 1  J2EE Development Complete

Oracle10g JDeveloper (including Oracle Business Intelligence Beans, and UIX and Bali subcomponents)



Oracle Reports



Oracle Forms



Footnote 1 To provide complete Oracle Developer Suite functionality, the Linux and Solaris 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, as well as configures basic network elements that are 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 installation options you select, Oracle Developer Suite provides the 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 actual deployment environments.

Some Oracle Developer Suite components have features that require specific OracleAS components. For information about individual component requirements, see the appropriate component 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 2.7, "Coexistence in One Oracle Home".

1.3.1 Compatibility with Other Releases

Oracle Developer Suite 10g ( can be installed into the same ORACLE_HOME only with versions of:

  • Oracle Application Server

  • Oracle Developer Suite

  • Oracle Business Intelligence

  • Oracle Business Intelligence Tools

  • Oracle Application Server Forms and Reports Services

1.4 What's New in the Installation

This section describes new features in the installation.

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 Oracle E-Delivery

Oracle Developer Suite and Oracle Developer Suite Documentation Library are now available through Oracle E-Delivery at

1.4.2 Installation from DVD

Oracle Developer Suite and Oracle Developer Suite Documentation Library are 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, unlike installing from CD-ROM.

1.4.3 Solaris 8 and 9 Supported

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

Oracle Developer Suite 10g ( does not support earlier versions of the Solaris operating environment.

1.4.4 New Operating System Patches Required

Oracle Developer Suite ships with Java SDK 1.4.2.

These new versions of the Java SDK may require new and updated patches for the supported operating systems. See Section 2.4, "Operating Environment Software Requirements" for a list of required patches.

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

In the Linux and Solaris versions of Oracle Developer Suite, 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, the installer performs more prerequisite checks to ensure that your computer meets the minimum requirements. See Section 2.11.2, "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 F.3, "Troubleshooting Oracle Developer Suite Configuration Assistants".

1.4.8 Removed Restrictions

The following restriction in Oracle Developer Suite has been removed:

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