[PD] installing debs as user (was Re: install Pd on ubuntu without internet; video-playback codec windows?)

IOhannes m zmoelnig zmoelnig at iem.at
Wed Dec 7 10:09:36 CET 2011

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On 2011-12-07 09:57, IOhannes m zmoelnig wrote:
> disk where unproviliged users are not allowed to write to. that's by design.

.. unprivileged ...

> anyhow, in my personal experience not many packages will actually
> execute any scripts in the pre-/postinstall process; e.g. of the 3600
> packages installed on my system, only 1800 come with a postinst script.
> of those, at least 900 are virtually the same and only call "ldconfig"
> (after installing a library).

what i mean is, that most pre-/postinstall scripts deal with either
easing the upgrade of a package (e.g. configuration files need to be
migrated) or making the system aware of updates within the package (e.g.
tell the linker cache that new libraries are there; install system wide
menu entries).

the former is no problem if you don't _upgrade_ your package.
the latter could be helped by rebooting the machine.

> fgmasdr
> IOhannes

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