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Installation : Performing an OpenEdge Installation on UNIX or Linux : OpenEdge Silent installation overview

OpenEdge Silent installation overview

An interactive installation prompts you for input and records your values in a series of dialog boxes. The installation program immediately uses this data to install your OpenEdge products.
In contrast, a Silent installation is a two-step process:
*Data entered during the interactive installation process is recorded, typically in an .ini file. An OpenEdge installation automatically creates a response.ini file during the interactive installation. Although you can create your own .ini file, the automatically-generated response.ini file is a more reliable data input to perform a Silent installation.
Note: This section focuses primarily on using the reponse.ini file because this data input does not require you to perform any additional file-related tasks. Optional response file-related activities, such as editing a response file, are discussed later in this section.
*The installation data captured in an .ini file is read programmatically to install the products through a batch, or silent, mechanism at any time. Complete and custom installation support the Silent installation feature.
The main tasks to perform a Silent installation are:
*Selecting which .ini file to use to capture your installation values
*Entering the command to start the Silent installation
*Checking the status of the installation log
* Data input options for a Silent installation
* Understanding the response.ini file contents
* Running the Silent installation
* Checking the status of the Silent Installation log file
* Optional data input activities
* Performing postinstallation tasks
* Performing a rolling upgrade of OpenEdge Management
* Uninstalling OpenEdge on UNIX and Linux operating systems