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Old 08-29-2011, 10:29 AM   #1
fibercode
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Where should I install third party products?


Hello,

In which directory should I install third party products? According to the documentation, the third party product files should be stored in the directory /opt. However, the directory /opt is rarely used as the default location, so I'm not sure if it is still a good practice to use this directory.

For example,I need to install Oracle WebLogic. Which directory would you use as the Oracle home directory?

/opt/Oracle/Middleware
/home/Oracle/Middleware
Oracle/Middleware

or something else?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-29-2011, 10:31 AM   #2
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Why not? This folder is apparently meant for this. I have my Java and F-prot in there, so again: why not?
 
Old 08-29-2011, 11:22 AM   #3
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Using /opt makes it easier when you want to reproduce that software that you have on your system. If you're not getting it via a package system then it's a good way to keep track of such things. Here's what my /opt looks like:
Code:
~$ ls /opt
Adobe       firefox      libreoffice     ooo-dev3         OsmosDemo  skype      thunderbird
calibre     firefox7     libreoffice3    openarena        praat      skype.old  thunderbird.old
Coccinella  google       libreoffice3.4  openoffice.org   real       spicebird  UrbanTerror
eudora      jre1.6.0_20  ooo-dev         openoffice.org3  robombs    tbe        WorldOfGooDemo
ciao,
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Old 09-08-2011, 05:29 PM   #4
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Thank you guys
 
Old 09-08-2011, 10:55 PM   #5
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