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Is it possible to install giFT as a normal user?
When trying to do so I got a permission denied to create a folder under /usr/local/share which is obvious since the root user is the only one which has the write permission.
Unfortunately I do not have a root account.
Is there a work around it to get it installed?
well you can always use the ./configure --prefix= command to compile gift btu as whitehat noted...why do you not have root permission since a p2p software should not be installed on a company/school/(anything formal) computer but only on a home machine.