Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

How Uninstalling Works

Java ES provides an uninstallation utility (uninstall) for removing component products that were installed on the local host using the Java ES installer. The Java ES uninstaller checks product dependencies for the host on which it is running, issuing warnings when it discovers a dependency. For some product components, certain files remain after uninstallation and might need to be removed manually. For uninstallation specifics on each product component, refer to Reviewing Uninstallation Behavior for Java ES Product Components.

The uninstaller can be run in graphical, text-based, or silent mode. After Java ES installation is complete, the uninstaller is located here:

After uninstallation, the uninstall utility is removed from the host. For instructions on using the uninstaller, refer to Chapter 8, Uninstalling.

Shared components cannot be removed using the Java ES uninstaller. Shared components are upgraded by the Java ES installer when you install a later version of Java ES. Some shared component can be manually upgraded using procedures in the Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Upgrade Guide for UNIX. Instructions for uninstalling Java ES Reporter are contained in Uninstalling Java ES Reporter.

An installed version of Sun Cluster software cannot be removed using the Java ES uninstaller. For information on uninstalling Sun Cluster software, refer to Uninstalling Sun Cluster Software and Sun Cluster Software and Sun Cluster Geographic Edition Uninstallation Behavior.