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Posted on 2003-02-25
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Hello,

I have been feverishly trying to make a silent client installation of Oracle 8.1.7 (with no Net8 component) using a response file.  I have looked through Oracle documentation on this as well as looked at the question/answer entries from this site (Q_20284666 and Q_20399649).  I want essentially a typical application user client install with nothing fancy.

I have a batch file with the following line so I don't have to keep typing in a DOS window:
setup.exe -responsefile client.rsp -silent -nowelcome

I have tried this on an XP SP1 machine and a W2K SP2 system.  Nothing happens.

The silentinstall.log says "silentInstall2003-02-25_10-51-53-AM.log
No forced value specified for the variable ORACLE_HOME, associated with property ToLocation, in dialog File Locations."

The client.rsp file resides in the main folder of the installation source files on the local c: drive.  The \stage\ folder is at the same level as my batch file and rsp file.  I have tried using the full local path in the response file to the products.jar but nothing happens.

Directory structure:
c:\orcl817\...
  \orcl817\orcl817.bat
  \orcl817\client.rsp
  \orcl817\stage\products.jar

Here is a copy of the client.rsp file:

[General]

RESPONSEFILE_VERSION="8.1.7"

[SESSION]

FROM_LOCATION="stage\products.jar"

FROM_LOCATION_CD_LABEL=<Value Unspecified>

NEXT_SESSION_RESPONSE=<Value Unspecified>

ORACLE_HOME="c:\Oracle\Ora81"
TOLOCATION="="c:\Oracle\Ora81" (from one of Q articles)

ORACLE_HOME_NAME="OraHome81"

TOPLEVEL_COMPONENT={"oracle.client","8.1.7.0.0"}

SHOW_SPLASH_SCREEN=false

SHOW_WELCOME_PAGE=false

SHOW_COMPONENT_LOCATIONS_PAGE=false

SHOW_CUSTOM_TREE_PAGE=false

SHOW_SUMMARY_PAGE=false

SHOW_INSTALL_PROGRESS_PAGE=true

SHOW_REQUIRED_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=true

SHOW_OPTIONAL_CONFIG_TOOL_PAGE=false

SHOW_RELEASE_NOTES=false

SHOW_END_SESSION_PAGE=false

SHOW_EXIT_CONFIRMATION=false

NEXT_SESSION=false

NEXT_SESSION_ON_FAIL=false


#
# Oracle8i Client
#

[oracle.client_8.1.7.0.0]

INSTALL_TYPE="AppUser"

#
# Net8 Configuration Assistant
#

[oracle.networking.netca_8.1.7.0.0]

OPTIONAL_CONFIG_TOOLS={}

s_responseFileName=<Value Unspecified>

b_launchNETCA=false

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Daniel Stanley earned 300 total points
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it looks as though there is an extra double quote and equal sign in your response file at the TOLOCATION property;  ORACLE_HOME looks fine.

current:
TOLOCATION="="c:\Oracle\Ora81"

modified:
TOLOCATION="c:\Oracle\Ora81"


good luck,
daniels@asix.com
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by:Troutman
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Thank you Daniel,

I tried it, but still same error message in silentinstall.log

Strangely enough, one of co-workers suggested to not use the '-silent' and '-nowelcome' switches.  I thought he was crazy because that's what the Oracle Universal Installer Concepts Guide says to use.  Anyway, I ran the following:

setup.exe -responsefile <path to rsp>

And Oracle 8.1.7 got installed with a progress window showing.  Imagine that.

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