NetBeans Installer FAQ
Welcome to the FAQ page for the NetBeans installer! Here you can find answers to the most frequently asked questions about the NetBeans installer.
What information is needed for a successful bug report.
The following information will help engineers investigate the problem you have encountered:
- File an issue through Bugzilla for the nbi component.
- Provide a description of what happened from the user's perspective.
- Describe the initial state of the target system (what components were installed).
- List the actions you have performed (list of components selected for installation, list of components selected for uninstallation, etc.)
- Is the bug reproducible in one installer session or it is required to run several sessions? (In the latter case provide item #3 data for each session)
- Attach log files for each session (usually located at ~/.nbi/log/*.log).
- Attach the local product registry file (usually located at ~/.nbi/registry.xml).
How to clean up the system from previous installations
Delete the following data:
- Delete the ~/.nbi directory (%USERPROFILE%\.nbi on Windows).
- Delete the installation directories of the components you have installed.
- Delete the desktop and start menu/applications shortcuts.
- On the Windows platform, delete all nbi* registry entries from the following registry keys:
- Go to the Finder and open the Applications window. Find the NetBeans folder you want to uninstall
- Drag-and-drop NetBeans folder to trash
How to perform silent installation
- On the first system, run installer with --record <statefile> switch (e.g. --record state.xml) and install everything you need. After finishing installation state.xml file would be created
- Review and edit the statefile (it's an XML file, with, hopefully, pretty self-explaining format)
- On the other systems, run the installer again, supplying the statefile and specifying the silent mode, --silent --state <statefile> (e.g. --silent --state state.xml)
- Everything should be installed correctly after the instaler process finishes.