[Ilugc] Installing applications without root
praveen at symonds.net
Mon Jul 19 12:10:29 IST 2004
Suriya Narayanan M S wrote:
> Using sudo is not an option --- The root might as well install the
> packages if needed.
I don't understand yout problem in using 'sudo'. Once you configure
'sudoers' correctly, this can be either done by the users or root. Have
to tried 'sudo'? If not it worth a try.
> Let me restate my problem a bit more clearly (I hope). The
> administrators maintain and support several applications. Users install
> whatever software they feel would be useful to themselves and others.
> The present practice followed is compiling from sources with a prefix,
> and then writing an entry into a file. This system is really messy.
> Is there a way to manage this?
Won't the sytem really become messy if the users installed whatever they
want? Installation of a software is a cruicial task and it should be
done only by the right persons. You can have multiple admins (using 'sudo').
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