How to install Python without root priviledges ?

Chandan Mathur chandan_mathur at
Sat Jun 1 08:14:49 CEST 2002

you have done the right thing.., only without SU priviliges, I think you can
run python only on the directory Python-2.2.1 as follows,  ./python
I have the same problem... and it really sucks :-(

"Shagshag13" <shagshag13 at> wrote in message
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> I'm a real newbie in unix's world and i would like to install python on a
> machine where *i can't have* any root priviledges, how should i do that ?
> (it's on a HP Unix, but don't even know how to check the exact os name or
> version...)
> i do this :
> mkdir /home/shagshag/local
> download Python-2.2.1.tgz
> gunzip
> tar -xvf Python-2.2.1.tgz
> cd Python-2.2.1
> ./configure --prefix=/home/shagshag/local
> make
> And i get nothing !!!!
> Is it the good way to install ???
> Thanks in advance,
> S13.
> please, don't forget i'm not a skilled unix guy...

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