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What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1410569] Thu, 21 August 2014 05:19 Go to next message
Yongshin Kim is currently offline Yongshin KimFriend
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While looking for the installation step for the Eclipse on ubuntu, I read something like doing this kind of stuff

Quote:
sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /opt/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi


I suppose $USER should be 'root', right?
And is this the only folder that I need to give the permission to?
Re: What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1410825 is a reply to message #1410569] Thu, 21 August 2014 18:24 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Dilton McGowan II is currently offline Dilton McGowan IIFriend
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On Thu, 21 Aug 2014 01:19:36 -0400, Yongshin Kim wrote:

> While looking for the installation step for the Eclipse on ubuntu, I read something like doing this kind of stuff
>
> Quote:
>> sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /opt/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi
>
>
> I suppose $USER should be 'root', right?
> And is this the only folder that I need to give the permission to?

I find it's more copacetic to download, unpack
and run Eclipse from within a folder in my home directory.

This will work on Linux and Windows, not sure about
Macs.
Re: What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1410873 is a reply to message #1410569] Thu, 21 August 2014 21:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 08/20/2014 11:19 PM, Yongshin Kim wrote:
> While looking for the installation step for the Eclipse on ubuntu, I
> read something like doing this kind of stuff
>
> Quote:
>> sudo chown -R $USER:$USER /opt/eclipse/configuration/org.eclipse.osgi
>
>
> I suppose $USER should be 'root', right?
> And is this the only folder that I need to give the permission to?


Eclipse is a personal productivity tool. Do not over-think its
installation by putting it on a formal installation path like /opt,
/var, /usr/share, etc.

Install it on a path such as /home/kim/eclipse.
Re: What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1411387 is a reply to message #1410873] Sat, 23 August 2014 06:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Yongshin Kim is currently offline Yongshin KimFriend
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Thank you all for the replies.
I have a mixed feeling to make it home, though.
I met some Linux purists who advocate that /opt should be the folder for these kinds of programs.
So I guess I'll do it as my last resort.

Thanks
Re: What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1411521 is a reply to message #1411387] Sat, 23 August 2014 15:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Russell Bateman is currently offline Russell BatemanFriend
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On 08/23/2014 12:20 AM, Yongshin Kim wrote:
> Thank you all for the replies.
> I have a mixed feeling to make it home, though. I met some Linux purists
> who advocate that /opt should be the folder for these kinds of programs.
> So I guess I'll do it as my last resort.
>
> Thanks

Linux purists, of which I am one, are talking about applications that
should be made generally available to all users on the Linux host. There
are proper places to install software.

However, as I said, Eclipse is PERSONAL productivity software. It's true
that, with some effort, you can set it up as if in a lab with many
computer users. But, why would you want to work so hard for something
that's going to impede your personal productivity.

It's all about whether you want to get on with using Eclipse as a tool
or become a university lab manager or DevOps team member.
Re: What kind of permmisions should I give to the Eclipse folder for Ubuntu? [message #1411538 is a reply to message #1411521] Sat, 23 August 2014 16:39 Go to previous message
Yongshin Kim is currently offline Yongshin KimFriend
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Russell Bateman wrote on Sat, 23 August 2014 11:30

Linux purists, of which I am one, are talking about applications that
should be made generally available to all users on the Linux host. There
are proper places to install software.

However, as I said, Eclipse is PERSONAL productivity software. It's true
that, with some effort, you can set it up as if in a lab with many
computer users. But, why would you want to work so hard for something
that's going to impede your personal productivity.

It's all about whether you want to get on with using Eclipse as a tool
or become a university lab manager or DevOps team member.


Not to be disrespectful, but I think /opt folder is somewhat de facto installation place for the Eclipse kind of program.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/EclipseIDE
(Check for the User Installation and below, if you care)

Quite a few of Ubuntu documentations like above champions /opt folder for the manual Eclipse installation.

Honestly, I think you are more of the wisdom type than purist kind.
Hope I didn't break anything...

[Updated on: Sat, 23 August 2014 16:44]

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