[SOLVED] Installing a package into a user other than root
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Software installation must be done under root privileges
Thanks. I suppose that it installs it into the user wherein you type 'apt-get install boa'.
The reason I was somewhat confused is because I created a key with a program using sudo before the program's name within the program's user, but the program put the key into the root folder. I was told to leave out sudo to get the program to put the key in the user's folder instead.
Programs get added AS root, they should not go into /root/ which is the /home/ for root. They typically go to /usr/bin/ or /usr/local/bin/ depending on the system. For the execute-able anyway. You should never RUN programs as root (if you can avoid it), and prefixing things with sudo does things with root permissions. But not all programs adhere to best practices. And many daily admin stuffs (updates) gets us into bad habits.
In general you cannot install programs as a user. At least not with the package management system. Not entirely true, you can apt-get source <package> and compile the app and run it from the /home/ of the user as the user. And maybe some cryptic way to get the deb and extract the contents to the /home/ of the user as the user. But that's not typically done, except for developer types.