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Old 02-09-2005, 05:41 AM   #1
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How can I can compile Wine if I'm not root

I was wondering if anyone knows how can I get wine (or any other good exe emulator for Linux) If I'm not root.
I am Using Debian. I dont have windows installed on my PC.
I dont have any root priviliges meaning that I cant add or change any file outside my main directory ( I cant touch anything in / ; /ect ; /share ; /lib ; /usr ...).
I tried compiling Wine but I can't install Rpm packages (I dont think I have Red Hat) .
So I tried installing alien to convert rpm to deb but my system doesnt understand : $ apt-get

Can anyone please help.
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:12 AM   #2
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If you can touch anything in / , /usr/ , /etc/ /lib/ - I have bad nes, but you're not compiling anything. You don't have access to any libraries.
Old 02-11-2005, 02:53 PM   #3
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So u'r saying that I cant do anything bout it ..
Cant I download libraries from the net or smth .. or r they any emulators that use shared libraries for exemple .. coz I have internet access all the time ..
Isnt there a way to be Super User just for a little while (without doing anything illegal) just th
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just enough time to install files in the libraries ..
thank u for replying
Old 02-11-2005, 03:00 PM   #5
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AT the command line, type


Then enter the root password at the prompt.

You will *be* root in that window until you type "exit" or close the window.
Old 02-11-2005, 03:38 PM   #6
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you could do it if you modified all your environmental variables pretty easily. The problem is since you don't have root priveleges and your using an rpm based distro you won't be able to install the packages you need to compile it in the first place ( This is assuming you probably don't have all of the -devel packages and development tools)).


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