I have been asked to package the newest Oracle Client. I haven't been able to find any information.
Does anyone out there have any tips on how best to handle?
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I can't think of any truly special/unique actions I took when packaging oracle client...just standard packaging practices I'd say...let us know how it goes :)
Answered 05/11/2009 by: jcarri06
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I think it's fair to say that only a fool or a very experienced packager would contenance re-packaging the Oracle client. It's a much simpler operation to wrap the Oracle Universal Installer, as is well documented here at AppDeploy. Yes, most posts are about v9, possible v10, but AFAIK, nothing much has changed in terms of the installer activity.
Answered 05/11/2009 by: VBScab
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<Proud carrier of Fool merit badge>

Didn't have much of an issue with it...grant it, it was a couple of years ago. Not sure about the newer versions.
Answered 05/11/2009 by: jcarri06
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I'm a fool too!

I didn't have much problem with packaging 10g. I believe 11g is the same type of install with the OUI. The only issue i remember having was I had to install the ODBC driver manually by coping files and adding registry paths. I believe there is a previous post about doing that.

Good luck
Answered 05/11/2009 by: InterneToughGuy
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if the only issue you had was the ODBC you did it wrong.

There is alot of crazy stuff that is required for Oracle. I too carry the "fool merit badge" made a few mistakes over the years attempting this and finally found a working solution.

I do it now just for kicks, I probably make things more difficult than they need to be just to keep myself entertained.
Answered 05/11/2009 by: jmcfadyen
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Hmmmm....Re-packaging Oracle for a new installation is relatively easy. I wonder, though, how much testing -if any - was done with updating an existing client and adding a new home (or removing one, come to that). Home handling is probably the biggest "gotcha" with re-packaged Oracle Clients.

Trust me: unless you *really* know what you're doing with packaging AND Oracle, let the OUI do its thing.
Answered 05/12/2009 by: VBScab
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Yea, i could have possibly did it wrong. It's beeen over 1 year since I repackaged it and nobody has complained yet. I'll just keep my fingers crossed. There's no need for mulitiple Oracle Homes in our environment so that might be why we have not run into many issues. The reason why I had to repackage Oracle is because our users kept cancelling out the OUI dos box that appeared in the middle of their screen. Our team lead decided it would be best to re-package it. I could not find a way to minimize the OUI installed box.
Answered 05/12/2009 by: InterneToughGuy
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Hi,

Can you tell me what you meant when you said wrap the Oracle Universal Installer? Most of my experience is with Wise Package Studio. My agency uses CA's Software Delivery (SD) as a distribution tool. I have on occassion dragged exe's into SD and then added parameter's to it.

Thanks.
Answered 05/19/2009 by: miriam_12047
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I meant you could run the OUI from an otherwise empty MSI. There's plenty of guidance here on AppDeploy about wrapping. However, since you can run an EXE with parameters from your deployment tool, why bother?
Answered 05/19/2009 by: VBScab
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I have taken a look at the posts that I can find regarding the Oracle Client.

This is what I have come up with: oui.exe -responseFile -install_oracle11RT.rsp -nowait -force -silent

I have also tried using setup.exe -responseFile -install_oracle11RT.rsp -nowait -force -silent

I have tried different orders for the parameters based on the posts.

The message I receive says . . . setup.exe or oui.exe is not a valid option.

Any suggestions?
Answered 06/03/2009 by: miriam_12047
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Did you create the response file 1st?
Answered 06/03/2009 by: InterneToughGuy
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Yes, the install_oracle11RT.rsp is the result.
Answered 06/03/2009 by: miriam_12047
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Quick search on AppDeploy KB yielded...

http://www.appdeploy.com/packages/detail.asp?id=759
setup.exe -nowait -force -silent -responseFile xyz.rsp

comparing this to your command line, looks like you're putting an extra " - " before your .rsp file...

- J
Answered 06/03/2009 by: jcarri06
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setup.exe -nowait -force -silent -responseFile xyz.rsp

I still get a error message saying that . . ."setup.exe is not a valid augument . . ."
Answered 06/03/2009 by: miriam_12047
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Are you running this manually or through some sort of distribution tool? It sounds like it doesn't find setup.exe and has nothing to do with the parameters you're providing.
Answered 06/03/2009 by: jcarri06
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I am using a distribution tool (CA-Unicenter Software Delivery) and started thinking along those lines this am. I haven't had a chance to test.
I had to copy the Oracle files to my C:Drive in order to create the response file. Once that was completed I moved the response file to the network location where the files are usually stored. I then created my "package" using the files on the network.

I took a look at the response file and it references the file structure from the local drive. My next test is to change that location to reference the network location and see if that solves the problem. Another thought is to pull the files from the local drive to Software Delivery.
Answered 06/04/2009 by: miriam_12047
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If I were you, I would:

1. Test your response file and command line work when your source is local on your machine
2. Test your response file and command line when your source is on a network share using UNC paths.

I'm pretty sure it's a problem with how you're distributing it...nothing to do with the actual installer.

Regards,
Jay
Answered 06/04/2009 by: jcarri06
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Hi I am repackaging Oracle 11g application. I am trying to create response file using command line.
setup.exe -record -destinationFile C:\response_files\setup.rsp
But unable to create response file.
Please suggest how to create reponse file as I need to do some setting while installing setup.exe like port no..etc.
Thanks in advance.
Answered 08/16/2010 by: MsiCreator
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http://itninja.com/question/mst-creation732
Answered 08/16/2010 by: timmsie
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just finished of capturing ORACLE using wise 7 on windows 7. It works well for me..........

- turn off UAC while capturing
- use response file (test the rsp file before using)
- you might require to install JVM prior to capturing (depends on the base build structure)

Cheers!!
Randhir
Answered 08/29/2010 by: randhir
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you might require to install JVM prior to capturing
Firstly, I think you mean JRE (Java Runtime Environment) and secondly, I would recommend that you ALWAYS install the required JRE before capturing unless, by some miracle, the exact version is included in your base build.
Answered 08/29/2010 by: VBScab
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I was able to capture the Oracle 11G client and patches into an MSI successfully. It was last year that I did it. Not sure if that's the route you're taking, but it is possible.
Answered 08/30/2010 by: elgwhoppo
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i think your setup.exe may be a setup.bat....take a close look....
Answered 09/30/2010 by: y0da
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Hi

I created the package Oracle 11g using MSI wrapper method. The command line I used was :
"Oracle_11g_Eng\Setup.exe" -nowait -noconsole -noconfig -force -silent -waitforcompletion -responsefile "//Oracle_11g_Eng\Client.rsp".

This was working fine in Windows XP machines however while installing in Windows 7 machines, it found that the Setup.exe runs of sometime and soon it disappears.

Can anyone tell me the reason and please advice for a solution.

Thanks in Advance....
Answered 04/05/2011 by: shambhusnair
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Yes, bumping a dead thread.

"It's a much simpler operation to wrap the Oracle Universal Installer, as is well documented here at AppDeploy."
"There's plenty of guidance here on AppDeploy about wrapping."

Where? I searched. I really, truly searched, on both oracle client and on wrapping, but I don't see how to run a command line exe from within the MSI. I haven't done it before, I'm sure it's easy, I'm sure it's well documented, I just can't find it.

I'll keep looking, but I find it frustrating when veterans take the time to post to say how easy it is, but don't bother to link it.

Also: How do we disable the shortcuts?
Answered 04/05/2011 by: drose
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Follow the below steps.
1. Create a wisescript/batchscript/vbscript which executes the oracle commandline, "Oracle_11g_Eng\Setup.exe" -nowait -noconsole -noconfig -force -silent -waitforcompletion -responsefile "//Oracle_11g_Eng\Client.rsp"
2. Now, using the script created in first step, follow the article
http://www.appdeploy.com/articles/msi_kix/index4.asp
3. Once you compile the .wsi file, you'll get the MSI.

sounds easy?

Answered 04/05/2011 by: WiseAppPackager
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AFIK, there is no command available to disable shortcuts when you opt to go by wrapper method. Just include the code in your main executable (Wisescript/batch/vbscript) to delete the shortcuts after the install finishes.
Answered 04/05/2011 by: WiseAppPackager
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