Thursday, January 21, 2010

Run the PeopleTools 8.50 Installation in GUI mode for Linux/Unix servers

In PeopleTools 8.50, PeopleSoft does not document the command line parameter needed to run the installation in GUI mode for Linux/Unix servers. The installation defaults to console mode. To get the same GUI experience, you can use the following command line flag.

-i swing

So of you have downloaded the PeopleTools installation media to PS_INSTALL, you can run the following.

 

PS_INSTALL/Disk1/setup.sh –tempdir $HOME/tmp –i swing

(Note tempdir is a documented command line parameter to use the folder other than /tmp. It requires at least 2GB free space in temp folder).

 

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Usage: setup [-f <path_to_installer_properties_file> | -options]
            (to execute the installer)

where options include:
    -?
            show this help text
    -i [swing | console | silent]
            specify the user interface mode for the installer
    -D<name>=<value>
            specify installer properties

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I will be curious, if there is a way to do silent install by providing all the needed input in a properties file. I do not see this documented any where.

Note: This method applies to other installation type for e.g. Verity Install.

1 comment:

Idontwanttowrite said...

Hi..
I would like to install peoplesoft in my personal comp. Could you please tell how should I go about doing it.
I came accross the site edelivery.oracle.com providing the files for downloading and installation of peoplesoft.
But if somebody could guide me on which files are mandatory and can i install only peopletools first ..is the HRMS/CRM package type necessary to be installed.
And I already have oracle 10g installed on my pc.Should I still download the files related to oracle database from the site.

Please advise.
Thanks in advance.