Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 5th May 2008 21:00 UTC
OSNews, Generic OSes Ever since I started using computers, I've been baffled by the relative clumsiness of installing applications. Whether we are talking the really old days (launching the Rambo game off a tape), the '90s (running Keen or using installers in Windows 95), or the modern days (still those installers, but now also package management and self-contained applications); it's all relatively cumbersome, and they all have their downsides. I decided to put my money where my mouth is, and come up with my idealistic, utopian method of installing, running, updating, and uninstalling applications.
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non privilegied package management
by benob on Tue 6th May 2008 04:15 UTC
benob
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2008-05-03

One of the most frustrating thing when you live on a linux where you don't have root access is to install programs. you basically need to go the "./configure --prefix=$HOME && make && make install" and do it yourself dependencies.

Not all programs require root privileges. Then, why not allow users to do "apt-get install whatever" and it goes to their directory until the program is superseded by a system wide installation?

Going along this idea would be a first step towards better program management.

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