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Software Overview

At Courant, we try to maintain relatively up-to-date versions of a wide variety of software, each with as much documentation as possible. Because of the differing demands of the various packages, it is sometimes difficult to determine what software is installed, where it is located, and what documentation (if any) is available for it.


General Software

A list of general system and prepackaged software can be found  found for each platform:

Binary and Licensed Software (Linux/Solaris)

Many third party binary and licensed software packages are installed in:

  • /opt/*

Documentation for these packages are generally under their respective directory.

You can also see a list of purchased software and instructions.

Special Purpose Software (Linux/Solaris)

Some packages have idiosyncracies that make it inappropriate to install them together with others. These packages are installed in:

  • /usr/local/pkg/*

Documentation for these packages are generally under their respective directory.

Frequently Ask Questions

See the Software FAQ.