Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 1021859
$JBOSS_HOME contains hidden ".installation" folder after installation
Last modified: 2014-09-03 00:57:24 EDT
Description of problem:
There is empty hidden folder left by installer inside $JBOSS_HOME.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install EAP using default values
2. Navigate to $JBOSS_HOME
3. Run: ll -a
EAP-6.2.0/jboss-eap-6.2]$ ll -a
drwxrwxr-x. 2 pkremens pkremens 4096 Oct 22 10:36 icons
drwxrwxr-x. 2 pkremens pkremens 4096 Oct 22 10:36 .installation
-rw-rw-r--. 1 pkremens pkremens 425 Oct 15 20:30 JBossEULA.txt
.installation folder was deleted by installer.
This hidden directory is not actually left by the installer. It is present in the eap zip. You can verify that by downloading the zip directly from here:
The installer should only remove folders that it itself put down, otherwise there is a risk (if small) of destroying user data. What options do we have? Should this BZ be reassigned to the team producing the zips?
I found out that this directory is here because of new patching mechanism. Sorry for confusion.
Closing as NOTABUG.
 - http://documentation-devel.engineering.redhat.com/docs/en-US/JBoss_Enterprise_Application_Platform/6.2/html/Installation_Guide/sect-Patch_Installation.html