Sun Java Enterprise System 5 Installation Guide for UNIX

Verifying Prerequisites

The following table lists the tasks that you should perform before uninstallation. Some of the tasks might not apply to your particular situation.

The left column lists the order in which you should perform the tasks and the right column contains other useful information and the location of instructions.

Table 8–1 Pre-uninstallation Checklist

Task Description 

Instructions or Helpful Information 

1. Review the needs and behaviors of each product component you are going to uninstall. 

Reviewing Uninstallation Behavior for Java ES Product Components

2. Identify product component dependencies that result from configuration and take appropriate measures 

Handling Interdependencies

You might need to back up data, unconfigure the dependent product component from the supporting product component, or uninstall the product components in a particular order. 

3. Make a copy of the product registry file. The backup copy is helpful in recovering from a failed uninstallation. 

Solaris OS: /var/sadm/install/productregistry

Linux: /var/opt/sun/install/productregistry

HP-UX: /var/adm/sw/productregistry

4. Make a copy of the configuration or user data for product components you are uninstalling if you plan to reuse this data in subsequent installations. 

Reviewing Uninstallation Behavior for Java ES Product Components

5. If necessary, gather administrator access information for Directory Server and Access Manager. 

Granting Administrator Access for the Uninstaller

6. If uninstalling Access Manager, uninstall the schema. 

Use this LDIF file to remove the schema before uninstallation:  

Solaris OS: /etc/opt/SUNWam/config/ldif/ds_remote_schema_uninstall.ldif

Linux and HP-UX: /etc/opt/sun/identity/config/ldif/ds_remote_schema_uninstall.ldif

7. If uninstalling Sun Cluster software, Sun Cluster Geographic software must be uninstalled first. 

Uninstall Sun Geographic Edition software before Sun Cluster software.