Installation conventions and terminology

Understanding these terms and conventions can help you take full advantage of the installation information and your product.

The following conventions are used in this installation information:
  • The default installation directory is written as C:\installation_directory\product\inst.file.
  • The default log location for installation information is C:\log_file_dir\log.txt.

These terms are used in the installation topics.

Installation directory
The location of product artifacts after the package is installed.
An installable unit of a software product. Software product packages are separately installable units that can operate independently from other packages of that software product.
Package group
A package group is a directory in which different product packages share resources with other packages in the same group. When you install a package using Installation Manager, you can create a new package group or install the packages into an existing package group. Eclipse-based packages installed in the same package group are able to use the shell-sharing features of Eclipse. Some packages cannot share a package group, in which case the option to use an existing package group is unavailable.
A storage area for installable software packages. A repository can be disc media, a folder on a local hard disk, or a server or web location.
Shared directory
In some instances, product packages can share resources. These resources are located in a directory that the packages share.