change $UserBaseDirectory ?

*To*: mathgroup at smc.vnet.net*Subject*: [mg110830] change $UserBaseDirectory ?*From*: Murray Eisenberg <murray at math.umass.edu>*Date*: Thu, 8 Jul 2010 03:13:45 -0400 (EDT)*Organization*: Mathematics & Statistics, Univ. of Mass./Amherst*Reply-to*: murray at math.umass.edu

I need to have access to an application, let's call it "Stuff", including its Documentation Center-style documentation, yet am unable to install it in either $BaseDirectory or $UserBaseDirectory. And I'm unable to change $UserBaseDirectory since the system is "locked down". I'll put the application in a directory, say, P:\AddOns\Applications\Stuff somewhere else entirely. I still want to evaluate Needs["Stuff`"] in order to make the application package's functions available. That much is easy: append "P:\AddOns\Applications\Stuff" to $Path. But how does one make the documentation available so that: (1) there will be an entry for the package in the Documentation Center's guide/InstalledAddOns page; (2) the link on that page will still bring up the associated documentation for the package; (3) and of course all the internal links for documentation pages of the application will work. How? Note that I am NOT asking how to write such an application or how to arrange its files into subdirectory of Applications. The application works just fine if, on an un-locked-down system, it is installed like any other -- in a subdirectory Stuff of the Applications directory of $UserBaseDirectory. -- Murray Eisenberg murray at math.umass.edu Mathematics & Statistics Dept. Lederle Graduate Research Tower phone 413 549-1020 (H) University of Massachusetts 413 545-2859 (W) 710 North Pleasant Street fax 413 545-1801 Amherst, MA 01003-9305