Re: Simplifying package installation.

Well, you would probably allways be stuck with libraries. It is not so
easy to relocate libraries. But you might be able to do it. You might be
able to set the LD_LIBRARY_PATH to include a ~/lib directory and install
them there.

We are mostly talking about apps and not libraries.

On Thu, 26 Aug 1999, Tony Taylor (ISD) wrote:

> Would the libraries be locatable, though?  Or would there have to be
> some LD_LIBRARY_PATH kludge?
> Also, this would put files all over the place; ~/etc, ~/bin, ~/lib,
> etc.  Is this wise to do in a user's directory?  (As a sysadmin for 500
> Unix users, I'd reflexively say, "No.")
> 						- Tony
> wrote:
> > 
> > I think with rpm you can specify a different directory to the rpm
> > databases. Also, combined with portable rpms, it should work right now.
> > Just point the rpm database to one in your home directory, and set the
> > root of the package to your home directory.
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