Easy "Add/Remove Porgrams" for non-sudoers with local PREFIX?
mah at jump-ing.de
Mon Dec 24 09:28:22 UTC 2007
Am 22.12.2007 um 06:18 schrieb Jason Crain:
> Mackenzie Morgan wrote:
>> You'd have to have special packages for local and for system-wide.
>> ./configure is during compile, not during installation, so you'd have
>> to compile twice for each package to have one that goes in ~
For some packages, especially the bigger ones, this is true
(hardcoded paths etc.). Many other packages, however, run whereever
you unpack them.
> The problem seems to be that programs will look for their files in /
> and /usr/share.
In a multiuser environment, this is perfectly fine. As far as I
understood the original poster, non-root packages are not meant to
set up some sandboxing or virtualisation, but to respect privilege
restrictions: read, but not write access to everything outside $HOME.
Another use for non-root packages would be to override other
packages: For example, install gcc-4.1 system wide but put in gcc-4.2
for Mr. Developer.
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