Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

ProcedureTo Monitor the Progress of a Silent Installation

  1. To monitor a silent installation, navigate to the log file directory:

    Solaris OS: cd /var/sadm/install/logs

    Linux and HP-UX: cd /var/opt/sun/install/logs

  2. Locate the log files for the current installation.

    The shared components are installed first and the product components follow. The timestamp variable represents the time the log was created. The variable has the format MMddhhmm.


    Specifies the month


    Specifies the date


    Specifies the hour


    Specifies the minute

  3. Use the tail command to watch messages as they are written to the logs:

    tail -f logfile-name

    To exit the tail program, press Ctrl+C.