Sun Java Enterprise System 2005Q4 Installation Guide for UNIX

Running the Installer in Silent Mode

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 9, Troubleshooting.

ProcedureTo Run the Installer in Silent Mode

  1. Open a terminal window on the host where you want to install the Java ES components.

  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. Start the installer with the following options:

    ./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. 

    Silent installation can be lengthy, depending on the number and type of components that you are installing. While the installer is running, you can monitor its progress by examining changes to the installation log.

ProcedureTo Monitor the Progress of a Silent Installation

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

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

    On Linux: cd /var/opt/sun/install/logs

  2. Locate the log files for the current installation.

    The shared components are installed first and the components products follow.

    The timestamp variable represents the time the log was created. The variable has the format MMddhhmm, where:


    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. Use this format:

    tail -f logfile-name

    To exit the tail program, press Ctrl+C.