Installing on UNIX

The following procedure explains how to install Presentation Builder in a UNIX environment. The information for which you are prompted varies, depending on the component you are installing. You must uninstall any existing version before installing the new version. For information about uninstalling and retaining data from a previous version, see Restoring Data from an Earlier Version on UNIX.

You can install using either the default Attachmate HTTP engine, or a WebLogic application server. If you use WebLogic, your WebLogic domain must exist before you begin the installation. If you need to create a new domain, do so using one of the methods provided by BEA.

To install Presentation Builder components
  1. If necessary, create your WebLogic domain.

  2. Insert the Presentation Builder CD into the CD-ROM drive, and then copy PB40_SA.tar.gz from the CD to your computer.

  3. Type the following from the command line to expand the archive into its own empty directory:

    gunzip -c PB40_SA.tar.gz | tar xvf -

  4. Change to the Presentation Builder directory and run ./

  5. Read and accept the terms of the license agreement.

  6. Select the component that you want to install and follow the prompts.

    The information for which you are prompted varies, depending on the component you are installing. For a description of the components you can install, see Choosing the Right Components to Install. For further details about the installation prompts, see Installation Prompts for UNIX.

    • Install MCS before installing any of the other components. The Runtime Service can be installed on the same or a different computer than MCS. However, the Management Plug-in components must be installed on an existing MCS server.

    • For Solaris 7 or 8, the installer searches for required patches, and warning messages are displayed for each patch that isn't found. (Patches are not required for Solaris 9).

    • All servers in a cluster must have the same MCS management components installed. If you want to add a server to an existing MCS cluster, all servers in the cluster must run on the same Web application server and under the same operating system. You must also make sure that you specify the same configuration options (port numbers, for example) for each server installation.
  7. After the installation has completed, review the summary information, and then press ENTER.

Installation Notes

Related Topics
Bullet Installation, Overview
Bullet Restoring Data from an Earlier Version on UNIX
Bullet Choosing the Right Components to Install
Bullet Installation Prompts for UNIX
Bullet Performing an Unattended Installation on UNIX