Advanced options offers options you might want to select when installing on a server.
If you are running the installer in the global zone, you can choose to install the software in this zone (the global zone, not visible from local zones) or all zones (the global zone, visible from local zones).
If you are running the installer in a local zone, you can choose this zone to install the software in that local zone. The software will be accessible only from that zone.
The installer offers the following optional installation steps:
Cross-install: If you are installing the Sun Studio 12 software on a server for use by client systems with a different architecture, type 1 and press Enter to enable cross-install. You must have specified the client architecture with the -a option when you started the installer.
Copy system prerequisites: If you are installing the Sun Studio 12 software on a server for use by client systems, type 2 and press Enter to prerequisite software to the server for use when running the system preparation tool on client systems that will run the Sun Studio 12 software. The software is copied to the prepare_system_prerequisites directory in the Sun Studio 12 installation directory. For example, if the Sun Studio 12 installation directory is the default /opt directory, the prerequisite software is copied to /opt/prepare_system_prerequisites. The prerequisite software requires 1.2 GB of disk space on SPARC platforms running the Solaris OS, 750 MB of disk space on x86 platforms running the Solaris OS, and 200 MB of disk space on Linux platforms.
Create /usr/bin/symlinks: If you do not want the installer to create symbolic links in the /usr/bin directory and /usr/share/man directory to the Sun Studio 12 software and man pages, type 3 and press Enter to disable creation of these links. These links are created by default unless you already have symbolic links in /usr/bin and /usr/share/man to a previous Sun Studio release.
Type 0 and press Enter when you have finished selecting optional installation steps.
To set a root directory other than the default /, type the name of the directory and press Enter. All files, including package system information files, are relocated to a directory tree starting in the specified alternate root directory.