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Posted Feb 23, 2011 5:45 UTC (Wed) by idupree (subscriber, #71169)
Options I've heard of & played with: GoboLinux's "Rootless" project is a system for installing from source in your home directory (on any distro). ZeroInstall I believe does source and binary (not sure how it manages binary) without root privileges. Some NixOS research has looked into rewriting the paths in compiled packages (though not changing its total-number-of-characters length).
Posted Feb 23, 2011 9:34 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Posted Feb 23, 2011 19:08 UTC (Wed) by talex (subscriber, #19139)
ZeroInstall I believe does source and binary (not sure how it manages binary) without root privileges.
In my experience (0install developer), a surprising number of programs are relocatable:
Posted Feb 23, 2011 22:36 UTC (Wed) by nix (subscriber, #2304)
Libraries always seem to be relocatable (not sure why this is; maybe to allow them to be bundled with other relocatable programs?).
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