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Old 06-11-2013, 05:43 PM   #1
djlerman
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Install GhostScript into a home directory


Hello...

Does anybody know of a way or have any pointers on how to install GhostScript (http://www.gnu.org/software/ghostscript/) into a home directory.

I need to install GhostScript for some testing and I can only install it into my home directory.

Thank You,
~Donavon
 
Old 06-12-2013, 11:16 AM   #2
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./configure --prefix=~/
make
make install

You're asking us to install in your home dir, but you don't mention what it is :-/.
 
Old 06-12-2013, 11:41 AM   #3
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business-kid's instructions are, of course, for compiling. You could also install the binary from your distribution: I think it's relocatable.

You don't say your distro (please give more details in your questions) but if you're using Ubuntu or one of its derivatives the method would be like this:
dpkg --instdir=/home/yourname install ghostscript.deb
Check the man page for dpkg to make sure I've got it right.
 
  


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