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Re: [dpkg] Installing software as a non privileged user - A suggestion

	This is a great idea.    Sysadmins can't keep up with the needs of
an experienced user.
	I am almost sure dpkg won't do this now.  There will be all sorts
of problems with locations of files. To make sure every package 
supports this would add complexity and burden.
	We could have something that makes a best guess on how to install
it, with no burden on the maintainer to make sure it works.  
	Developers will probably oppose this because it doesn't allow to
aspire to perfection.
	But, in  a less than perfect world (this one) it would be a good
	Now, ... who is going to write it....

 Sudhakar Chandrasekharan wrote:

> I don't know if this has been discussed here before.
> Is it possible for a non privileged user to use dpkg to install a package
> under the user's home directory?  I know this kind of installation is not
> perfect.  But sometimes it is helpful.  What are the pros and cons of this
> kind of an approach?

John Lapeyre <lapeyre@physics.arizona.edu>
Tucson,AZ     http://www.physics.arizona.edu/~lapeyre

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