Installation Options

Installing into a different location

To install in a different location use the -installlocation="Location" parameter to specify an alternative directory location. For example:

./setup_visualcobol_deveclipse_6.0_platform -installlocation="full path of new location"
Note: You can use variables when specifying an absolute path for –installlocation. For example, the following examples are equivalent:

You can see details about which additional parameters can be passed to the install script if you enter the -help option.

Skip Java Check

To skip the Java version check, use the -skipjavachk option. This skips the parts of the installation that require Java, for example, the Eclipse installation. This can be used when you do not have Java on your path and want to perform a custom installation. You can then manually configure the plug-ins as required:
./setup_visualcobol_deveclipse_6.0_platform -skipjavachk

Skip Installing Eclipse

To skip the installation of Eclipse, use the -skipeclipse option. This enables you to install Visual COBOL into your own version of Eclipse.
./setup_visualcobol_deveclipse_6.0_platform -skipeclipse
Note: You need to install the COBOL plug-ins manually.

Installing into a 32-bit Version of Eclipse

To skip the installation of the shipped Eclipse version but still install the plug-ins, use the -32bit option. This enables you to install your own 32-bit version of Eclipse and manually install the required Visual COBOL components.
./setup_visualcobol_deveclipse_6.0_platform -32bit

Configuring Enterprise Server

You can use the following options to configure the Enterprise Server installation: [ -ESsysLog="Y/N" ] [ -ESadminID="User ID" ] [ -CASrtDir="location" ], where:
Use this to enable ("Y") or disable ("N") Enterprise Server system logging. Logging is enabled by default. Log files are saved in /var/mfcobol/logs.
Sets the Enterprise Server System Administrator Process User ID from the command line - for example, -ESadminID="esadm". The default user ID is the one that runs the installer.
Specifies the location were the Enterprise Server run-time system files are placed - for example, -CASrtDir="/home/esuser/casrt/es". The default location is /var/mfcobol/es.

Installing Silently

You can install Micro Focus products silently by using command line parameters to specify the installation directory, user information, and which features to install. You must execute the command with superuser permissions.

You can use the following command line arguments to install silently on UNIX/Linux. You need to execute the commands as root:

–silent -IacceptEULA

For example, execute:

setup_filename –silent -IacceptEULA