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rojanu
October 22nd, 2011, 10:41 PM
What is the best to separate my development environment from my user environment. I don't want install JDK, Eclipse, Tomcat and MySQL on my system and keep them there all the time.

NovaAesa
October 22nd, 2011, 11:24 PM
What's wrong with keeping them there all the time?

Maybe set up a virtual machine with another install in it?

rojanu
October 23rd, 2011, 11:17 PM
well, nothing wrong to keep them all but have them running is not ideal and having an environment set for a project is very good as I can sure that only things needed for that are there, no more - no less.

MadCow108
October 23rd, 2011, 11:20 PM
for packaging one uses pbuilder chroots to keep clean environments:
https://wiki.ubuntu.com/PbuilderHowto

you can also use it for general programming work. Its very easy to set up multiple chroots for many different architectures and distributions on a single machine.
Its nice for keeping clean environments, but its obviously not real sandboxing as its very easy to break out of a chroot on linux.

NovaAesa
October 23rd, 2011, 11:47 PM
well, nothing wrong to keep them all but have them running is not ideal and having an environment set for a project is very good as I can sure that only things needed for that are there, no more - no less.

In that case, programming in a virtual machine would be ideal, that way when you are done programming and close in down, it's all gone away.