compiling from source (without root privleges)
skip at pobox.com
Fri Oct 26 15:30:44 CEST 2001
>> My web host (webaxxs.net) refuses to upgrade from Python 1.5 to 2.x.
>> I am wondering if I have any hope of being able to compile from
>> source, without having root privleges. They are running a modified
>> Red Hat.
Oleg> I did it few times ...
I build Python from the latest CVS source day or two. I *never* do this as
root, so my guess would be that it is possible. ;-)
The only real issue of root vs. non-root builds is not the build process per
se, but whether or not you have the permission to install it where you want
as a non-root user. Obviously, your web hosting service isn't going to let
you install in /usr, and very unlikely to allow you to install in
/usr/local, so when you run ./configure you'll have to set the install
prefix appropriately, e.g.:
Skip Montanaro (skip at pobox.com)
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