Friday, December 9, 2011

HOWTO install Oracle Studio 12.3Beta on Solaris 11 using pkg (NOT tgz)

The normal installer is broken so installing via GUI is not possible. However, I did some digging and a bit of guesswork which resulted in me finding the solution. The first part of the solution is to extract the installer files from the shar that you downloaded from Oracle ( in my case) which is accomplished by running: sh ./ --extract-installation-data .

This will result in 20 different files being unpacked in to the current directory. To install them you need to call them using: pkgadd -d filename. Filename is replace by each of the 20 files such as cc, c++, etc.

Kudos to Tech-Recipes for the pkgadd command.

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