Oracle Silent Install/Response File Problem
Posted on 2003-02-25
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.
Here is a copy of the client.rsp file:
TOLOCATION="="c:\Oracle\Ora81" (from one of Q articles)
# Oracle8i Client
# Net8 Configuration Assistant