Hi folks,

Despite the deployment process and tips published in the package knowledge database, I'm having a little bit troubles here. I'm trying to deploy the Oraclient 8.1.7 using a batch calling an unattended instalation, with the originals .rsp files from Oracle Client setup disk, and mapping a network drive in order to optimize the network bandwidth and hd space (doesn't copies the whole Oracle installation files to local) - something like:

net use z: \\server1\share_orainst /yes
z:\install\win32\setup.exe -silent -responseFile z:\response\clientappuser.rsp -nowelcome


Seems to works fine, but didn't. When I run the batch, 2 process are called, setup.exe and Java jrew.exe, but the installation fails without an error message - the processes just quit silently. I've tried to copy the installation files to and run it locally, install the latest JVM and JRE, but no success. Any idea? Any help will be pretty appreciated. Thanks a lot,

Regards,
Johnny
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As you point out, two processes are created. The setup.exe process will normally exit earlier than the javaw.exe process and this can make it difficult to know when the installation has finished when performing silent installations.

Hopefully, the Universal Installer will have created a log file for the failed installation attempt named silentinstall<timestamp>.log This will be created in the following folder

c:\program files\Oracle\Inventory\Logs

Have a look there to see if there is anything that may help.


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Spartacus
Answered 06/23/2006 by: spartacus
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spartacus is on the right track here.

I think from memory that the Universal Install will look for its version of Java on the install CD by default. Drive D is most likely.

I originally captured this install in full and created custom actions to increment the Oracle Homes so that Java versions didnt collide as new homes were created. I don't have the script here with me but I can get it easily.

Oracle 8 versions actually isolate themselves so capturing them is a snap on most cases. You do need the home change script to increment homes in case of different versions on the same machine though.

I have never tried installing Oracle from a network share so we may both be on the wrong track here and I suggest you check the Oracle support forums and see it a network share install is supported.
Answered 06/23/2006 by: MSIMaker
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Thanks for all the answers, guys.

Actually, I've looked for the log file in Inventory dir before, but the installation quit before a log file could be created, I believe - there's no Oracle dir in program files after the batch finishes. The two processes takes just 2 or 3 secs to quit, looks like the installation itself even starts on the station - but thanks a lot for your repply. I've tried to procede the installation only with the -nowelcome parameter, successfully, so I'm thinking in a syntaxe error in the -responsefile parameter, anyone did it before and can see an error in the command line?

I'm used to install the Ora817 from a network share drive with no problems, but never in silent mode.

Jim, I'm not that experienced in packaging, but I always think the better you do is try to avoid capturing an installation, specially if there's a silent mode native. Do you agree? I'm worry about capturing the Oracle client installation, fearing to miss something really important in the package who Wise didn't capture and have some critical problem, and is a huge project, around 10,000 stations to deploy. What is your opinion?

thanks for all,
Jonnhy
Answered 06/23/2006 by: jonatas.lessa
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jonatas.lessa,

Well if your not experienced with packaging then don't do it....With Oracle it is tricky because of the HOMES it creates.

Work on the silent install from the answer file and see how you go.
Answered 06/23/2006 by: MSIMaker
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make sure virus protection is disabled as well. i've seen oracle installs time out because the virus software is scanning the jar files.
Answered 06/26/2006 by: aogilmor
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