I wish to run JBoss in Fedora Core.
In JBoss' "Getting Started" guide (http://docs.jboss.org/jbossas/getting_started/v4/html/install.html#d0e62) :
"Once it's downloaded, unpack the archive to a suitable location on your machine. It should all unpack into a single directory named jboss-4.0.2."
According to the "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard" guide (http://www.pathname.com/fhs/pub/fhs-2.3.html) :
the /opt directory is for "Add-on application software packages"
Thus, I would extract JBoss into /opt.
The "Filesystem Hierarchy Standard" guide also says :
"Package files that are variable (change in normal operation) must be installed in /var/opt. See the section on /var/opt for more information."
For a really proper installation, do I need to shift jboss' server.log and all other log files and directories into somewhere in /var/opt ?
Would appreciate if anyone who has experience in proper installation of servers and files into the Linux Filesystem Hierarchy give some advice.