The installation directory
You may install the Derby software
in a directory of your choice.
See the index.html file for pointers to information on Derby.
The distribution includes setup scripts that use an environment
variable called DERBY_HOME.
The variable's value is set to the Derby base
If you want to set your own environment, Getting Started with Java DB instructs
you on setting its value to the directory in which you installed the Derby software.
The distribution for Derby contains
all the files you need, including the documentation set, some example applications,
and a sample database.
Details about the installation:
- index.html in the top-level directory is the top page for the on-line
- RELEASE-NOTES.html, in the top-level Derby base
directory, contains important last-minute information. Read it first.
- /bin contains utilities and scripts for running Derby.
- /demo contains some sample applications, useful scripts, and prebuilt
- /databases includes prebuilt sample databases.
- /programs includes sample applications.
- /docs contains the on-line documentation (including this document).
- /javadoc contains the documented APIs for the public classes and
interfaces. Typically, you use the JDBC interface to interact with Derby;
however, you can use some of these additional classes in certain situations.
- /lib contains the Derby libraries.
- Batch files and shell scripts
The /bin directory contains scripts for running some of the Derby tools and utilities. To customize your environment, put the directory first in your path.