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
-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
dir env: in PS). My comments on the Windows PowerShell will have to go into another post sometimes soon.