We where required to deploy orcale 8,9 and oracleNT (forms) to all users. Multiple homes etc you can image the headace. Heres what we did. Used wise to package oracleNT, left it on the computer following that packaged oracle 8 and oracle 9 all on the same computer. This way the oracle installs would pick the exact home they where suppose to install into. From this we could install any oracle in any order without any problems. but DO NOT PUT the tnsnames file into the package. You can use the TNS_ADMIN variable and set it to a location either on a share (if you want to monitor one tnsnames file) or build a seperate package to install the tnsnames and sqlnet.ora files. We pointed it to c:\oracle\tnsnames. When the DBA's came to us with a new file we simply updated the package and sent it out as a quick upgrade.
All available product strings needed for the DEPENDENCY_LIST can be found in the file ../stage/products.xml
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