FW: FW: Shibboleth - Default installation

Phanieshwar Nalluri nalluri at bc.edu
Thu Apr 9 09:18:03 EDT 2020

Thank you Alan,

I tried RMP install available for CentOS 7 and installation was successful
but I downloaded RPM in /opt/shibboleth and installed RPM in that directory
but still the packages were installed under /etc/shibboleth. I believe as
you mentioned default directories are being forced to be installed in

I'll have to look for container options and building from scratch.
Appreciate your response, have a good day.

On Thu, Apr 9, 2020 at 3:19 AM Alan Buxey <alan.buxey at myunidays.com> wrote:

> hi,
> whilst some RPMS are relocatable (using --prefix) the shibboleth package
> isnt.  for full control of destination directories and locations etc just
> rebuild from source.
> however, if thats not what you want and if you have a recent/updated
> version of CentOS 7 then you should be good to go with the latest RPMS are
> just have the package contents put where they are on the filesystem like
> pretty much every other package
> if you want it all to be self-contained etc then maybe consider using
> containerisation and have a shibboleth Docker on the system instead?
> if you really really need to, then maybe use eg tripwire. install the RPM
> then look at the audit of tripwire to get all the files and locations, then
> create their hierarchy under /opt/shibboleth and move everything across.
> caution. you will need to edit a lot of things to deal with the new
> location, you will need to edit system settings for library locations etc .
> you should be able to get it to work but be aware that this makes
> maintaining the platform extremely difficult.
> alan
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Have a good day.

Phani Nalluri

Associate Middleware Systems Administrator
Phone - 617-552-4883; email - nalluri at bc.edu
Boston College - ITS Middleware & Architecture

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