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Old 11-03-2010, 06:00 PM   #1
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How do I install to a local directory? How with bootstrap?

At the university I go to we're allowed some space on the linux computers (ubuntu), but of course we have no root permissions. How do I install thing directly to my home directory? Also, as a separate, but similar question, with installations that use /.bootstrap instead of /.configure how do I install to the home directory with that? In particular the /.bootstrap comes from wanting to install cmake. Thanks for your time.
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Never came across bootstrap in my days, but w/ configure
based installations you can just tell configure to create
the packages target dirs under your home; all you'll need
to have stuff working is to add the relevant ~/bin, ~/lib,
~/doc and so forth to your shell environment, and setting
LD_LIBRARY_PATH to point at your local lib...


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Old 11-03-2010, 07:34 PM   #3
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Since I'm in no hurry I'm definitely happy to actually learn what I'm doing then just be given an answer. Unfortunately, until I figure out why cmake is having problems making itself I'm going to have to put "how to install to a local directory" on hold. I'll be back to this soon though. Thanks for the quick reply!


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