[Xorg] Installing as non-root user

Markus Kuhn Markus.Kuhn at cl.cam.ac.uk
Fri Aug 13 15:04:14 PDT 2004

Is there a simple/neat way (e.g., setting a small number of environment
variables) to "make install" X11R6.7 from the cvs tree as a non-root user into
my home directory (say in ~/local/X11R6/ instead of /usr/X11R6/), to do
development work and testing on the client-side of X11R6 without changing
anything outside my home directory?

xc/BUILD only says

  If you want to install on a filesystem other than /usr, make a
  symbolic link to /usr/X11R6 before installing.

which is of no help to someone who works on a centrally administered
host and has not the root access needed to replace /usr/X11R6 with a
symbolic link.

A brief description of how to do that would be a most valueable addition
to xc/BUILD. [On many other source packages, one simply has to execute
"./configure -prefix=$HOME/local" today, to install without root access.]


Markus Kuhn, Computer Lab, Univ of Cambridge, GB
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