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Oracle® Developer Studio 12.6: Installation Guide

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Updated: July 2017

Using the Installer on Oracle Solaris 10 and Linux Platforms

If you have not yet downloaded the Oracle Developer Studio 12.6 distribution for your platform, you can get it from the downloads section of the Oracle Developer Studio web page and save it to a temporary download-directory such as /var/tmp.

You can install the Oracle Developer Studio 12.6 software on a single-user system. Or you can install the software on a server for use by client systems with the same architecture.

Tip  -  Installation from a network location can take a significant amount of time. If possible you should make a copy of the installation bundle on each system where you plan to install the software and run the installer locally.

Before you install, see the following table for some installation conditions and options for the installer that you might need to consider.

Table 3  Oracle Developer Studio Special Installation Conditions on Oracle Solaris 10 and Linux
Installation Condition
Installing in a Non-Global Zone
To install the software in a zone on an Oracle Solaris 10 system, run the installer in that zone.
If you are installing in the global zone and want the software to be available in that zone only, specify the --current-zone-only option when starting the command-line installer or the graphical installer.
Installing on an Oracle Solaris Server for Use by Clients With a Different Architecture
You can install the Oracle Developer Studio software on a server running Oracle Solaris 10 for use by client systems with a different architecture. You can install the software on a SPARC based server for use by x86 based client systems. Or you can install the software on an x86 based server for use by SPARC based client systems. To install the software for SPARC based systems on an x86 based system, or vice versa, specify the --ignore-arch option when you start the installer.
Installing on Multiple Systems
To install the software on multiple systems, you can use the --record state_file.xml option when starting the graphical installer to record an installation that you can repeat using the --state state_file.xml option with the command-line installer.
Installing in an Alternative Root Directory
To install the software using an alternative root directory, use the command-line installer with the --use-alternative-root directory option.

Note -  The --use-alternative-root option is supported on Oracle Solaris only.

Installing the IDE and other graphical tools on a Desktop System
Using the graphical installer, you can select an option to generate a zip file containing a distribution of the IDE, dbxtool, and Code Analyzer configured for installation on a desktop system with almost any operating system. To create a zip file with graphical tools, you can select the check-box "Generate Desktop Distribution during installation" for graphical installer, or use the –-generate-desktop-distr option for command-line installer.
After you have installed the Oracle Developer Studio 12.6 software on an Oracle Solaris 10 or Linux system, you can use the devstudio --generate-desktop-distr command or a menu item in the IDE to generate the same desktop distribution.
You can unzip this distribution file on a desktop system. When you run the tools on that desktop system, they will recognize the server on which you generated the distribution as a remote host, and access the tool collection (compilers, make tool, and debugger) in your Oracle Developer Studio server installation.

For information about all the command line options, see the Command-Line Options for the Installer, Uninstaller, and install_patches Utility for Oracle Solaris 10 and Linux Platforms.