Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide

installer Command

After expanding the distribution, the installer is located in the top-level directory under the operating system directory.

The installer command has the following format:

installer [option]...

The following table describes the options for the installer command.

Table F–1 Communications Suite Installer Command-line Options




Defines command-line options for the installer. 


Prints a state file ID to the screen. 


Runs the installer without installing software. 


Starts the installer in silent mode, suppressing the graphical interface. Use this option with the -state option to run the installer in silent mode.


Starts the installer in text-based mode (does not launch the graphical interface). 

-saveState [statefile ]

Instructs the installer to generate a state file at the location specified by statefile. State files are used when performing a silent installation.

If the specified file does not exist, the command creates it. 

If you omit the statefile value, the installer writes to the default file, statefile.out.

You can specify the same state file in subsequent installation sessions. After the first session, n is appended to the file name, where n is an integer that is incremented for each session, beginning with zero (0).

-state statefile

Uses the specified state file to provide input for silent installation. Use this option with the -noconsole option for starting silent installation.


Prints the build information, including Product, Date, Build, Patch Level. Primarily an internal tool, but can be helpful in filing bugs. 


To run the installer in graphical mode from the installation directory:


To run the installer in text-based mode:

./installer -nodisplay

To run the graphical installer without installing software:

./installer -no

To create a state file without installing software:

To create a state file while installing software in text-based mode:

./installer -nodisplay -saveState myInstallStatefile

To run the installer in silent mode:

./installer -noconsole -state myInstallStatefile