11g Silent Installation Error

Last week I had to perform an installation of Oracle 11g on a Windows Server 2008 R2 machine. When I tried to install a 11g database with the -silent and -responsefile options, I received the following error:

[SEVERE] - Email Address Not Specified

Obviously, I needed to specify an e-mail address for My Oracle Support. Lets have a look in the responsefile:


Hmm, in my opinion, I do not need to specify an e-mail address. Or do I?

In a thread of the Oracle Technology Network I then found the solutions for my woes:

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile=D:/install/response/db_only_software.rsp

does NOT work! The responsefile needs to be specified as follows:

./runInstaller -silent -responseFile D:/install/response/db_only_software.rsp

Wow. Just great. Welcome to the syntax jungle. Naturally, the error message does not give you any hints regarding the syntax of your command.

I then went on to fiddle with the Windows Powershell (Note to self: the UNIX command env is dir env: in PS). My comments on the Windows PowerShell will have to go into another post sometimes soon.

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My name is Simon Krenger, I am a Technical Account Manager (TAM) at Red Hat. I advise our customers in using Kubernetes, Containers, Linux and Open Source.


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