Sun Java Communications Suite 5 Installation Guide

Running the Installer in Silent Mode

You should run the installer on a host that has the same operating system as the host on which you generated the state file. If you cannot do this, refer to Creating a Platform-Appropriate State File ID.

If you have problems during installation, refer to Chapter 10, Troubleshooting.

ProcedureTo Run the Installer in Silent Mode

Silent installation can be lengthy, depending on the number and type of product components that you are installing.

  1. Verify that your state file is edited correctly for the host.

  2. If you are not logged in as root, become superuser.

  3. Navigate to the directory where the installation program is located.

    cd installer-directory
  4. Run the installer using the following syntax:

    ./installer -nodisplay -noconsole -state statefile


    Suppress the graphical display. 


    Start the installer in silent mode, suppressing the user interface. 


    Use the specified state file as input to a silent installation. 


    Specify an absolute or relative pathname to a state file. 

  5. After installation is complete, proceed to the next host and repeat Steps 1 through 4.

ProcedureTo Monitor the Progress of a Silent Installation

While the installer is running, you can monitor progress by examining changes to the installation log.

  1. In a terminal window, change to the log file directory:

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

    Linux: 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.