Multi-User CCS Installs

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This topic is still under construction.

When installing CCS in a shared folder for use by multiple users, or where the CCS installation folder will not be writable after installation, there are additional considerations.

Eclipse documentation describes these share install scenarios.


List of files created outside the CCS Install folder

Files created outside the CCS installation and workspace folders for CCSv5.3.0
Location

Windows/

Linux

Purpose Created at Used by
~/.TI/com.ti.dvt/ both Installation logs Install time Install User
~/.TI/com.ti.gde/ both Installation logs Install time Install User
~/.TI/dvt both Analysis runtime cache data Runtime CCS users
~/.TI/<hash-code>/ Linux Debugger runtime cache data Runtime CCS users
~/AppData/Local/.TI Windows Debugger runtime cache data Runtime CCS users
~/.TI-trace/data both Trace cache data Runtime CCS users
~/.TI-trace/settings both Trace settings Runtime CCS users
~/ti//.CCSResourceExplorer both Populated on a per user basis; can point to it from any given directory. Runtime CCS users
~/ti/.WebApp both GUI Composer apps are stored when created through CCS; user-specific. Runtime CCS users
~/ti/CCSExternalReferences both Breadcrumb files: used by Resource Explorer to expose MSP430ware only at this time.
In CCSv5.4.0 it will be possible to manually add path for Resource Explorer configuration settings.
Install time Install User
~/ti/CCSTargetConfigurations both This is where ccxml files are created by default.
To share ccxml files amongst multiple users, one would need to create a sharable CCSTargetConfigurations directory and each user would need to change their settings in Window / Preferences / Code Composer Studio / Debug.
Runtime CCS users
~/<hash-code>.pf, ~/<hash-code>.properties Linux Created by 3rd party licensing software. Can be ignored or deleted. Runtime CCS users
~/isus Linux Created by 3rd party licensing software. TBD .    
/etc/udev/rules.d/<various> Linux USB permissions files. These are only created when installing as sudo or post install by the driver installation scripts. Install All
~/.eclipse both Created by Eclipse at runtime to hold configuration data if the installation folder is read-only. Runtime CCS users


CCS Update Behaviour

The version of Eclipse used in CCS v5.x is affected by this Eclipse bug resulting in the list of update sites being blank when the installation folder in not writable. This issue is fixed in the most recent version of Eclipse and will be picked up by CCSv6.