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Author Topic: Per-User Software Installation (and the like...) Under *NIX  (Read 1010 times)
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« on: April 21, 2012, 05:19:01 AM »

I'm hoping to hear from others who are interested in this topic -- hopefully about actual usage whether current or past smiley

Been using the toast [1] tool for a while after having investigated to varying degrees the following:

  • paco
  • alien
  • src2pkg
  • src2pkg-ng
  • checkinstall
  • GNU Stow
  • ESP Package Manager
  • Smart Package Manager
  • OpenPKG

My own usage is under Debian (and a bit of Gentoo).  Some use cases include:

  • Want to use a more up-to-date version of something (and/or would like to patch), but would like to be able to cleanly remove traces / disable / enable
  • Want to use something on a host which lacks that something, but don't have administrative privileges -- and even if I did, don't want to impact other users' environments

Please share stories!



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[1] The best introduction to toast I've encountered so far is the article:

  Installing and tracking software updates with toast

If interested, I recommend looking at the toast manual after reading the article.
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 03:38:17 AM »

Zero Install looks like another possibility.
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