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

Mathieu Bouchard matju at artengine.ca
Wed Dec 7 16:53:00 CET 2011

Le 2011-12-07 à 09:57:00, IOhannes m zmoelnig a écrit :

> if you are asking how to _properly_ install a package without root 
> priviliges, then i believe that this is impossible, given that the very 
> nature of "properly" installing a package means writing to parts of the 
> disk where unproviliged users are not allowed to write to. that's by 
> design.

Then what do you think that the --root option allows to do ?

> 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).

The other 900 are still 25 % of them... quite significant.

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