First of all, thank you very much for your overwhelming answers, and for
your kindness. You were too many to respond I can not even name you all :=)
The only reply is as Solaris is an SVR4 Operating System, the 3rd
party/unbundled software must be installed in /opt.
Some others points are important :
- /opt is a mounted partition (500 Mo and more) and is not the same than
the root partition. If /opt is not mounted it is linked from a directory
in an other partition.
- the software package must check the availibility of sufficient disk space
during the installation.
- the software packages must be installable anywhere on the disk. /opt/XXX
is the default value, but the user/administrator must be able to change
it in order to match the company policies. The software package must use
the BASEDIR variable (with the default value of /opt) and musn't use any
- and, take a look at "man filesystem" :=)
I have also learned that lot of you prefer to have a separate partition for
-Frédéric Piard, responsable des plateformes informatiques
LexiQuest (ex. Erli)
261, rue de Paris - 93556 Montreuil, France
E-mail : Frederic.Piard@lexiquest.fr - WWW : <http://www.lexiquest.com>
> -----Message d'origine-----
> De : Frederic Piard [mailto:Frederic.Piard@lexiquest.fr]
> Envoyé : mercredi 15 décembre 1999 16:51
> À : Sun Manager List (E-mail)
> Objet : Where do you install software ?
> Dear managers,
> My question seems very simple but I have searched the archive without
> finding relevant informations. We are looking for the best
> place to install
> the software we produce.
> Where do commercial softwares should install themselves ?
> in /opt (like Sun does) ?
> But usualy /opt is in the "/" partition and is not very big.
> So in some
> cases the lake of disk space will forbide the installation of
> the software.
> And even worst the software may finish it's installation but
> may leaves the
> "/" partition completly full.
> in /usr/companyname (like Atria / Rational does) ?
> I think it is better than /opt, but /usr is part of the
> system and usualy
> the "/usr" partition is not very big neither.
> in /usr/local (like lots of freeware does) ?
> Same as "/usr/companyname"
> in /home/local/softwarename (like we do internally) ?
> Looks great because we have lot of space in the "/home"
> partition, but this
> is maybe just great for us and not for the others.
> in an other place ... ?
> Thank you ...
> -Frédéric Piard, responsable des plateformes informatiques
> LexiQuest (ex. Erli)
> 261, rue de Paris - 93556 Montreuil, France
> E-mail : Frederic.Piard@lexiquest.fr - WWW :
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