Simple symlink-based package manager for local installations (without sudo)
Simple symlink-based package manager for local installations (without sudo). Meant for Debian-based distributions: such as Debian / Ubuntu / Linux Mint and so on.
This package is born out of the frustration of a typical grad student who has no admin-rights over the machine, and has to rely on the system-admin over and over for installation of that “X” package.
If Stow is not available in the system you may use this script to install it.
Install the package using either of the following commands
python setup.py install --user # with the source code pip install apt-local --user # without the source code
Installing a .deb package is made as simple as:
usage: apt-local install [-h] pkg positional arguments: pkg
For example apt-local install wget.
To get started create a local directory where you would like the package to be installed. For example ~/.local or <path-to-scratch-directory>/.local and a directory called apt-cache under it (very important!).
mkdir -p ~/.local/apt-cache
Now change your current directory to apt-cache and install, for instance:
cd ~/.local/apt-cache apt-local install wget
Make your installation useable by setting up environment variables such as PATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, CPATH etc. in the ~/.profile or ~/.bashrc. The following snippet can be adapted:
export PATH=$PATH:$HOME/.local/bin export CPATH=$CPATH:$HOME/.local/include export LIBRARY_PATH=$LIBRARY_PATH:$HOME/.local/lib export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:$HOME/.local/lib