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How to change Default Dir for WAS installation on UNIX

Hi,

We are installing WAS on SUN SOLARIS (UNIX) for SAPXI.We encountered a screen listing a few directories , which needs to be present before continuing the installation :-

/usr/sap

/usr/sap/trans

/oracle

/oracle/DB1/920_64

Our concern is that why should we use only the above mentioned folder on the first place. Secondly is there any way to use some other directories instead of the above ones.

We don't have root access to the box on which we are installing the WAS.

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    Posted on Oct 11, 2005 at 08:13 PM

    Bipin,

    These are the default directories SAP uses. You have to create them manually.

    You cannot change the default directories, because the install file which SAP provided looks for these directories.

    regards

    Shravan

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    Posted on Oct 12, 2005 at 05:44 AM

    sapinst runs as root, it updates /etc/passwd, /etc/group, /etc/services etc. To run it as any other user (if possible) will require you to lower the security of your Unix host.

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    Posted on Oct 12, 2005 at 09:46 AM

    Have you ever heard of creating links?

    create a link named /usr/sap and point it to the directory you want ...

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