Installing as non-root


#1

Hello,

I'm using ubuntu, but ubuntu like debian only has ruby-gnome2 0.15

in its repositories. I need to run 0.16; I could install from source,
but I would like to avoid writing on my / partition myself (not to
confuse apt). Is it possible to install ruby-gnome2 as a normal user, in
my home directory somewhere, without touching “/”?

I did not see steps to do that in the installation documentation of

the distribution? It is possible to install gems as a user, you don’t
need for that to override system-wide files, but I’m not sure for
ruby-gnome2?

Thank you!

emmanuel


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#2

Hi,

In removed_email_address@domain.invalid
“[ruby-gnome2-devel-en] Installing as non-root” on Fri, 19 Jan 2007
12:14:33 +0100,
Emmanuel T. removed_email_address@domain.invalid wrote:

I'm using ubuntu, but ubuntu like debian only has ruby-gnome2 0.15 

in its repositories. I need to run 0.16; I could install from source,
but I would like to avoid writing on my / partition myself (not to
confuse apt). Is it possible to install ruby-gnome2 as a normal user, in
my home directory somewhere, without touching “/”?

I did not see steps to do that in the installation documentation of 

the distribution? It is possible to install gems as a user, you don’t
need for that to override system-wide files, but I’m not sure for
ruby-gnome2?

Try DESTDIR environment variable:

% DESTDIR=$HOME/local make install

Thanks,

kou


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