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Solaris™ 8 Advanced System Administrator's Guide, Third Edition by Janice Winsor

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Installing and Configuring Packages

If you want to install the application in the /usr/apps directory instead of /opt, you need to set up either the package commands or Admintool to install the software in a different directory and then install the software.

Sun suggests that you use a name for the application directory that reflects the actual product name (in lower case for simplicity), with some sort of version suffix. For example, following the proposed naming convention, you might install version 2.0 of FooTool in the /usr/apps/pkgs/footool,v2.0 directory.

Follow the vendor's directions to install the software. If the vendor's or developer's install procedure does not use the package commands, you may need to rename the directory after completing ...

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