Error: Documentation for Install - ORDS, SODA & JSON in the Database

In the Configuration chapter, under the Configuration File section, it lists the places to look for the file, with the last being the default for a new install:
6) ${}/APEX/apex-config.xml (default for new installs )
On Unix/Linux it appears this is actually lowercase. Not to pick nits... :D

Yes very true. I'll get that changed.


Linux J2sdk/ setting up paths

Linux Newbie here..
I've decompressed, unpacked and
installed the j2sdk on /usr/java/j2sdk1_4_0
But I have no idea how to set paths.
I couldn't follow the instructions from the installation help page.
Could someone please give me a quick lesson on how to setup the
paths step by step.
I've decompressed, unpacked and
installed the j2sdk on /usr/java/j2sdk1_4_0export JAVA_HOME=/usr/java/j2sdk1_4_0
export PATH=$PATH:$JAVA_HOME/bin
export CLASSPATH=.
...are the three lines that will set up the JDK. Placing these three lines to the end of your /etc/profile file will ensure they are set up at each user login, so each user shall be able to use Java. When you've first written them to the file, run "source /etc/profile" to make the new settings active.
Thanks alot man, everything runs smooth now.. 
That's very helpful, but where does it appear in the installation or release notes? Why is it necessary to come ask it here, and what other critical information is missing?
I don't mean to be curmudgeonly, but shouldn't that be in 72 point type at the top of the README file?
For my installation, JAVA_HOME is /usr/java/j2sdk1.4.0 (with periods, rather than underscores). That's the kind of little detail that can cost you an hour. 
That's very helpful, but where does it appear in the
installation or release notes? This is from the experience of previous JDK's. Being a 'get hand's dirty before reading manuals' kind of person, I assumed this all appeared in the installation notes, however it does not (for 1.4.0, at least.) If anyone from Sun is listening, I'd suggest the do add this information.
For the RPM installation, I presume (that), it installs all required files including a script in /etc/profile.d which sets up the environment. :-/
Why is it necessary to
come ask it here, and what other critical information
is missing?Doesn't look like anything else is missing. I've never been able to get the Java plugin working in NS 4.x (well, I did once but it changed back soon after.), so that may be a warning. Works in Mozilla and Konqueror though, so i'm not bothered about it. :-)
I don't mean to be curmudgeonly, but shouldn't that be
in 72 point type at the top of the README file?Yup. Blinking text too. ;-)

Error message when updating tools

I received the following warning/error:
In order to enable the BugsubmitterErrorManager, you must set the following system property in your IDE start script: org.openide.ErrorManager=org.netbeans.SBSErrorManager. Note that this setting is shared with the Experimental Logger module, and only one of these facilities can be used per start of the IDE.
I am not sure where the IDE start script resides in my file directory, or even what the file name would be.
Any help would be great.
Thank you,
ide.cfg holds your start options.
Check the <install-dir> /bin directory
and add the option on a new line.
Thanks, I believe this may help and I will hand over the points for the answer. One question however: I did not see an ide.cfg file in the bin directory. I know that for some applications, it may not be a requirement. Can I create the file if it doesn't exist, and just drop the line in? 
So maybe you're using the latest 4.0 Q (or nightly) builds (good for you, this release seems really coool). In this case, look here - nb4install/etc/netbeans.conf
Otherwise, the ide.cfg really should be there.

reinstall fails with no error message

When I reinstall app server on Windows XP, everything seems to extract OK, it asks for Admin id and password, etc but then it finishes almost immediately. It create the Sun folder, and the AppServer folder , but all it contains is one file, appserv_uninstall.class.
What's up? This is driving me crazy. I had a working installation before the reinstall attempts. 
Additional Information:
I can install succesfully to another directory other than Sun. During the install, the default path C:\Sun\AppServer is displayed. This path does not exist. Yet when I select that path, I get the error "Exisiting installation detected in C:\Sun\AppServer......" If I select continue, I get the error "Path does not exist, do you want to create it" (or words to that effect). If I reply Yes, the installation appears to proceed without errors, but does copies only the one file "appserv_uninstall.class".
Obviously, the install is checking something besides the class path to see if another installation is already present in the selected directory, but I don't know what it is. I removed the references to Sun\Appserver from the PATH but I still get the error.
What is it checking besides the file path and the PATH environmental variable?
You probably "uninstalled" previous installation which was present in the default location by deleting the folder instead of using product uninstaller, right?
If you really want to cleanup this situation and install into the original location you can take a look at this article: 
That's exactly what I did. I deleted all the folders without running the uninstall. I didn't realize the uninstall existed. I had looked in Settings/Remove Programs but of course the Sun AppServer wasn't there, so I blasted away.
Once I found the productregistry file in Windows/System32 and renamed it, I was able to reinstall back into Sun\Appserver without further issue.
Thanks for the help!!!
Just for the future reference: Application Server entry should be under Add/Remove Programs, but if for some reason it is not there you can still access and run proper uninstall either using Sun Microsystems->Application Server 8 PE ->Uninstall Windows menu item or by going directly into installation folder and running uninstall.exe. 

Creating native MSI bundle that is "per user"-based (not "system"-based)

I am trying to collect all information in order to create a native MSI bundle that is "per user" based - but failed.
This means:
(.) The MSI should install into the user's local directory
(.) There should be no admin permission required
When using the default <fx:deploy ... nativebundle="msi" ...>-ANT-element, then the MSI is created "system wide" based, installing in "/Prorgram Files" and requiring an admin permission.
In the Oracle docu ( there is no concrete hint how to create "per user" based MSI files. Maybe, someone already has done this and could tell the imprortant steps...
PS: I know - using the .exe-bundling with Inno Setup will create "per user" based installers by default, but I do not want to use .exe if possible 
<fx:preferences install="false"/>
although the parameter name doesn't give much indication that it's system vs per user :)
I checked that the MSI bundler code and it should honor this.
Let me know if this works (I don't have time to try myself today and am leaving on Holidays for a week so won't be able to check until I'm back).
Hi Mark,
I am terribly sorry for not having responded in time! (I thought that I get some automatic notification if someone responds, but this does not seem to be the case.)
I now tried what you propsed (<fx:preferences install="false"/>) - and it works.
Thanks a lot,

GlassFish v3 Installation Detection

What can one query on a system that would indicate the presence of GlassFish.  I installed on XP for the purpose of searching for such a key, but found nothing in the registry.  It didn't even appear in Add/Rem Pgms.
I don't want to rely on the default installation for a search because a user may desire to have it installed to install the app to a different location.
What I want to be able to do is find something that will let me know if installed.  If not installed I want to fire off the install.  I understand that one can run a silent install using an answer file, but my question here would be, what if the user want to install to a different directory than that indicated in the answer file?
I guess I would have to prompt the user for the desired installation location, edit the answer file with this information then fire the installer pointing to the edited answer file.
It would be nice if I would be able to fire off the installer and have it prompt for anything that might be missing from the answer file.  In other words, have nothing for the install location in the file, the installer would see this and through its interface, prompt for the destination.
At any rate, if I can find a good way to determine if GlassFish is installed first (reg entry, standard file in the file system somewhere, etc, that would be great!
Any information is greatly appreciated!
The purpose of having the answer file is to enable "non-interactive" installation. If you would like to prompt for some values and update the answer file accordingly
you can have your own wrapper script(.bat or a WSH script of any windows equivalent) to achieve it.
We don't have a system wide registry to find out if GF is installed on the machine or not. However you could look at start->menu program entries to see if you have any active
We can deal with the answer file later as we do wrap this stuff in another little utilty so editing the file would be the way to go for us if we need the silent install.
I guess I'll try checking for the shortcut.
Thanks for that info!