Oracle JInitiator

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My solution for 1.3.1.18 no repackaing at all.

Silent installation:
jinit13118.exe /s /a /s /sms

Silent uninstallation didn't work with iss-file as it should, so I had to solve it with a script based on this post.

http://www.appdeploy.com/messageboards/fb.asp?m=14083
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After screwing around with this install for way too long, I wanted to share what I found to allow other to avoid the same pain.

I extracted the setup files after running the JINIT13118.exe command from the %TEMP% directory, and then ran the setup.exe with the following switches to capture a new setup.iss file.

setup.exe /r /f1"C:\setup.iss"

I then put this setup.iss file into the same directory as my Oracle JInitiator application install directory and ran the silent install using the following command.

setup.exe /s /f1"C:\setup.iss"

The actual path for the F1 switch was different than indicated above.
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These notes are for J Initiator 1.1.18.6

This is a relatively small and easy application to repackage. Make sure, however, that the version you choose to repackage is properly certified for the version of IE on your OS. 1.1.18.6, for example, is only certified up to IE 5.5.

Information on IE certification and J Initiator versions can be found here:

http://www.oracle.com/technology/software/products/developer/htdocs/jinit.htm
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For Jinitiator version 1.3.1.29...

Extract the original executable (or start the installation and navigate to your temp directory before completing the installation to obtain the extracted files)

Use the following command line:

setup.exe /s setup.iss -f2%windir%\temp\setup.log
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Jinitiator also supports a silent install through command line. Need to add "-s -sm" to your command line for a silent install. ie c:\temp\jinit1179 -s -m

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This doesnt seem to work with the jinit 1.3.1.22 release

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With Jinitiator 1.3.1.22, I was able to extract the required files to the temp directory as described in one of the previous posts, I then copied all the files to a folder I created on a network share, and moved the main install files from their "cd1" subfolder folder to the root of the new folder. (no technical reason, just trying to be tidy) The setup worked fine manually when I used the -s -sm parameters, but did not work when I attempted to distribute via SMS 2003 (SMS would get a return code of 0 from the setup and report success, but the app would not actually install). Rather than spend too much time troubleshooting, I repackaged the app into an MSI (posted that info in notes section)

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This is how I installed Oracle Jinitiator 1.1.8.11

oajinit -d <tempfolder>
<tempfolder>\adjbuild\jinit11811" -s -m

And afterwards I of course delete the temp folder using rd :)
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These notes are for version 1.1.18.6

If you are distributing your package in a locked down environment, be sure to login to your Oracle application once before completing your capture. Registry keys are created in locked down parts of the registry when you do this, so you need to include those and make them a part of your package for it to work for non-admin users.
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I found for 1.3.1.18 you'll have to first extract the files before using the "-s -sms" switch. First, run jinit13118.exe, then copy the files it extracts to %TEMP% to another location. Then, cancel out of the installation, which will delete the %TEMP% files. In your package, install all nine files (data1.cab, data1.hdr, data2.cab, ikernel.ex_, layout.bin, setup.exe, setup.ini, setup.inx, and setup.iss), then launch "setup.exe -s- -sms" Installs totally silently.

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These notes are for 1.3.1.23.

I repackaged this much like I did version 1.1.8.16 as noted above using Wise Package Studio 6.

J Initiator installs actpanel.dll to the system32 directory. Therefore, if you have distributed a previous version of the J Initiator, you may want to check to see if the .dll was a part of your installation. You may want to add an upgrade code to remove your previous install, or isolate the .dll.

As noted in other entries here, you can also deploy the J Initiator silently via the -s switch. However, locked down users may not be able to launch their Oracle web app if they are launching it for the first time.

It has also been noted in another entry here that repackaging did not work for version 22. More information would be needed to find out what did not work and about methodology, but it does not appear that the J Initiator has changed significantly or become "unpackageable" between verions 18 and 23.


Craig --<>.
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Packaged and isolated Jinitiator 1.3.1.22 with Wise Package Studio 6.1, this worked if I used SmartMonitor in conjunction with Snapshot. When I used snapshot alone, the capture completed but I would get a dll registration error for actpanel.dll when I installed, even if I told the dll not to register. Fair warning - As of this writing I have successfully performed a capture, isolation, manual installation, and tested SMS 2003 distribution, but have not yet verified functionality with all of our business apps, so unknown if there are any problems using my captured version vs. the standard install - will post if I find any new info in that regard.

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I MSI'd this for a client.

They had a specific web app that used this. There are some well know issues with Win7 some IE versions that crash.
This is what the testing matrix looked like.

Machine

IE

Java Runtime

J initiator

Jvm.dll

(launch to

log on box)

TS

7

1.6.31

1.3.1.26

6.0.30.5

Yes

Win7

8

1.6.13

1.3.1.26

 

No

Win7

8

1.6.13

1.3.1.26

6.0.130.3

Yes

Win7

8

removed

1.3.1.26

6.0.130.3

Yes

Win7

9

none

1.3.1.26

6.0.130.3

Yes

Win7

10

none

1.3.1.26

6.0.130.3

Yes

Win7

11

none

1.3.1.26

6.0.130.3

Yes

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