You should always use the instructions provided in this chapter for removing the software. If you try to remove the software manually, you may experience problems when you try to reinstall the software again at a later time. Following the procedures in this chapter will ensure that the software is properly removed. See Section 4.2, "Reinstallation" for more information.
The following topics are covered:
The deinstaller will attempt to remove the Oracle Home from which it was started; for Application Developer, this directory is the
oracle_common directory. This procedure will not remove any WebLogic domains that you have created - it only removes the software in
Before you choose to remove this directory, make sure that it is not in use by an existing domain, and also make sure you stop all running processes that use the
oracle_common directory. After you remove the software, you will no longer be able to use your WebLogic domain.
Deinstalling Application Developer properly involves the following tasks:
Before deinstalling Oracle Fusion Middleware software components, you should stop all servers and processes.
Run the Repository Creation Utility (RCU) to drop the Application Developer schemas from your database. Refer to "Dropping Schemas" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Repository Creation Utility User's Guide for instructions.
The deinstaller will attempt to remove the
oracle_common directory. Before you choose to remove this directory, make sure that it is not in use by an existing domain, and also make sure you stop all running processes that use
This procedure will not remove any WebLogic domains that you have created - it only removes the software in the
Go to the
/oracle_common/oui/bin (on UNIX operating systems) or
\oracle_common\oui\bin (on Windows operating systems) directory and start the deinstaller.
On UNIX operating systems:
./runInstaller.sh -deinstall -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION
On Windows operating systems:
setup.exe -deinstall -jreLoc JRE_LOCATION
Note:Specify the absolute path to your
JRE_LOCATION; relative paths are not supported.
Follow the instructions in Table 4-1 to deinstall Application Developer.
If you need additional help with any of the deinstallation screens, refer to Appendix B, "Application Developer Deinstallation Screens" or click Help to access the online help.
Each time the deinstaller starts, the Welcome screen displays.
Click Next to continue.
The Deinstall Oracle Home screen shows the Oracle home you are about to deinstall.
Verify the Oracle home you are about to deinstall.
Click Deinstall to continue.
On the Warning screen, select whether or not you want the deinstaller to remove the Oracle home directory in addition to removing the software.
Click Yes to have the deinstaller remove the software and Oracle home, No to remove only the software, or Cancel to return to the previous screen.
If you select No, go to Section 4.1.4, "Manually Removing the Oracle Home Directory" for instructions on how to manually remove your Oracle home directory.
The Deinstallation Progress screen shows the progress and status of the deinstallation.
Wait until the Deinstallation Complete screen appears.
The Deinstallation Complete screen appears when the deinstallation is complete.
Click Finish to dismiss the screen.
If you have selected No on the warning screen during deinstallation, you must manually remove your
oracle_common directory and any sub-directories. For example, if your Oracle Common home directory was
/home/Oracle/Middleware/oracle_common on a UNIX operating system:
> cd /home/Oracle/Middleware > rm -rf oracle_common
On a Windows operating system, if your Oracle Common home directory was
C:\Oracle\Middleware\oracle_common, use a file manager window and navigate to the
C:\Oracle\Middleware directory, then right-click on the
oracle_common folder and select Delete.
Refer to "Uninstalling the Software" in Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle WebLogic Server for instructions on how to remove Oracle WebLogic Server.
After this is finished, you must manually remove the Middleware home directory. For example, if your Middleware home directory was
/home/Oracle/Middleware on a UNIX operating system:
> cd /home/Oracle > rm -rf Middleware
On a Windows operating system, if your Middleware home directory was
C:\Oracle\Middleware, use a file manager window and navigate to the
C:\Oracle directory, then right-click on the
Middleware folder and select Delete.
If you have installed Oracle JDeveloper on your system, refer to Oracle Fusion Middleware Installation Guide for Oracle JDeveloper for instructions on how to remove this software from your system.
On Windows systems, you must also manually remove the program groups from the
Start Menu\Programs folder. As an example (the folder names and program group names on your system may be different), you might remove the following from
C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Start Menu\Programs:
Oracle Fusion Middleware 188.8.131.52.0
On Windows operating systems, you should reboot your computer after you have finished removing all your programs to ensure proper cleanup.
The installer does not allow reinstallation of Application Developer in a directory that already contains an Oracle product. To reinstall Application Developer in the same directory as before, you must follow the instructions in this chapter to deinstall the software, then follow the instructions in Chapter 2, "Installing Application Developer" to reinstall the software.