Re: Installing as non-root


Kouhei S. wrote:

Is it possible to install ruby-gnome2 as a normal user, in
my home directory somewhere, without touching “/”?

Try DESTDIR environment variable:

% DESTDIR=$HOME/local make install
Thank you for the tip! Actually it doesn’t quite work, but with a bit
more work, in the end it does. If you do that, you get the files in
~/local/usr/local/lib/site_ruby. By moving them to ~/local/lib/site_ruby
it doesn’t quite yet work. At that point it complains that it cannot
At that point I copied the contents of
/home/emmanuel/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8/i486-linux in
/home/emmanuel/local/lib/site_ruby/1.8 and now it works.

Anyway, I wouldn’t have made it without your tip, so thank you.
Otherwise I think that this should be supported by default, it’s very
useful. Actually I think noone except package managers should install in
/ generally.

Thanks a lot again! Now I can go back coding :slight_smile:


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