[arch-general] Pacman for user-only packages

Mark Lee mark at markelee.com
Tue Apr 14 01:16:34 UTC 2015

On Monday, April 13, 2015 07:07:35 PM William Hatch wrote:
> Hello,
> I've been an Arch user for years now because pacman is my favorite package
> manager.  However, I've been working at a job for almost a year now where I
> use a RHEL machine without root access.  They let me use whatever software
> I want, but I have to build it all from source and install it in my home
> directory.  Since this means that I have the better part of a linux
> distribution installed ad-hoc by hand, I've often wished I could somehow
> use pacman and the ABS to automate my builds, have versioning and
> dependencies, rollback in case of errors, etc.  Is there any way to set up
> pacman/ABS/AUR to install to a user's home directory?  Or is there some
> other user-oriented package manager that people know of to accomplish this
> sort of thing?
> Thanks,
> William

To William,

pamcan -r lets you install to a different directory (it'll need the necessary 
files). You could maybe try to use it on a .local directory.

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