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Old 05-08-2014, 02:26 PM   #1
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Portable Inkscape for Linux?


Hello,

I am running Linux at school and inkscape is not installed. I wish I had the admin

There is debian sid.

Would you know a link to x86 inkspace portable for Linux?

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Old 05-08-2014, 03:35 PM   #2
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Can you explain what you mean by x86 inkspace[sic] portable for Linux? I know you mean "inkscape" but I don't understand the sense of "portable". Do you want to install software without having admin privileges?
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Old 05-08-2014, 03:48 PM   #3
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Ask the admin for this app. You know we shouldn't tell you how to bypass this stuff.
 
Old 05-08-2014, 04:07 PM   #4
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i think it's a valid question, and it should be possible without "bypassing" anything.

actually i even remember a solution, which i found long ago... i will skim through my forum posts, maybe i can find it again.
it was an application that basically packs everything you need (copies it from your system) in a directory structure with the program you want to run. like portableapps for linux.
 
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It would be hard to install a private copy because inkscape needs many libraries, python modules, Imagemagick, etc. All of these would have to be installed privately if they did not exist on the system, maybe in a whole chroot filesystem. Simpler is to run a remote X session using Cygwin, or run an rdesktop to a remote Windows that has inkscape installed. Another way would be to take a working linux image that has it and run it in a VM.
 
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Having a static Inkscape would indeed not be a trivial thing seeing the long list of dependencies, but I would think that having Inkscape on a school computer is a reasonable request, for which I would ask the admin.
 
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Proper or not request I can't say. I can say that the admin didn't give permission to install stuff. Logically, one would then request it.
 
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this one has an old version of inkscape:
http://sourceforge.net/projects/portable/files/

also check out this:
http://www.omgubuntu.co.uk/2010/07/d...king-appimages

- but both links are NOT the one i remember. still searching for it. i remember running gimp 2.8 on debian squeeze with it.
 
  


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