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Old 06-11-2010, 02:01 PM   #1
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Install from source to home directory

I have a user account on a server that runs debian. I do not have the root or superuser password b/c i am not the local system admin, but I want to install a program (djvu2pdf and djvulibre-tools). I did some searching on the internet and found some useful information, but nothing to really tell me what to do. Here is my setup:

/home/user_acnt:$ ls

/home/user_acnt/src:$ ls
djvu2pdf-0.9.1.tar.gz djvulibre-3.5.22.tar.gz

I unpack both files: tar zxvf <file>
I navigate into each unpacked directory so that I can actually install the respective apps. This is the step where I am a little lost. Let's say I'm trying to install djvulibre first. So:

...src/$ cd djvulibre-3.5.22
.../djvulibre-3.5.22$ ./configure --prefix=/home/usr_acnt/
.../djvulibre-3.5.22$ make
After a lot of terminal output text the last line says:
Congratulations: the compilation was successful!

So then finally I do:
.../djvulibre-3.5.22$ make install
but there are some errors.

My question, if it compiled succesfully, did it install? Where am I at in the install process? I want it to put the executable files in my /home/usr_acnt/bin/ folder, how do I do that?

Old 06-11-2010, 02:15 PM   #2
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My question, if it compiled succesfully, did it install?
My suggestion is... look and see.

cd /home/user_acnt/bin
ls -al
I'd suggest posting up more information, what program it is, a copy of the make file, etc.
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but there are some errors.
Which errors ? ?

I have no problems when installing djvulibre-3.5.22
to a $HOME location.


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