I basically want to install the RCP Developer plugins and features in a directory of my choosing, then use the feature in Eclipse called "Extension Locations" to point to it. If you search the Eclipse help for "extention location", you will see what I am talking about. I copied and pasted the excerpt below although it lost its formatting.
In a nutshell, all I want to do is
1) extract the plugins and features from the download
2) link them to eclipse using the extention location feature
I do have root and can symbollically link the directories as well, I just need to know how to get the plugin and features out of the download. Does that make sense?
From Eclipse Help:
[list=]To install the examples from a stand-alone zip file:
Download the appropriate Eclipse SDK Example zip file from the Eclipse project web site at http://www.eclipse.org/downloads
Extract the contents of the zip file to a new empty directory on your local disk.
Within Eclipse, select Help > Software Updates > Manage Configuration
Click Add an Extension Location.
Select the "eclipse" directory within the directory you created in step 2.
When prompted to restart, click "Yes".[/list]