[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 17:05:01 CET 2011

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On 2011-12-07 16:53, Mathieu Bouchard wrote:
> 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 ?

for installing in chroots.

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

i didn't say anything about the content of the remaining 25% (mainly
because i though i had better things todo than to check the postinst
scripts on my system); esp. i did not want to imply that 25% of my
packages have postinst scripts that do significanlty more than calling

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