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/ –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).



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
            specify installer properties



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.