Installed Directory Layout

Typically the OSGeo4W tree is installed in C:\OSGeo4W but it is permitted to be located anywhere on the system. All paths below are relative to the user selected root directory.

  • /apps: Directory for applications that need their own directory tree, and don't fit conveniently into /bin, /lib, etc. Each app appearing here should have a subdirectory with a name closely related to the name of the package.
  • /bin: most .exe and .dll files intended to be in the user path. The apache alias '/cgi-bin/' also points to this /bin directory.
  • /etc/ini: .bat files to be called from OSGEO4W_ROOT/osgeo4w.bat - usually these contain SET statements for required environment variables.
  • /etc/licenses: 3rd-Party Packages Licenses Policies.
  • /etc/postinstall: per package post-install scripts.
  • /etc/preremove: per package pre-removal scripts.
  • /etc/setup: used by cygwin setup to keep track of installed packages.
  • /http.d: apache configuration files, one per package. See the "Web Application Package Guidelines" section below for more information.
  • /include: include files required for building additional packages and executables.
  • /lib: static and stub libraries required for building additional packages and executables.
  • /share: static support data files.
  • /var: currently used by Cygwin setup.exe
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