[fpc-pascal] fpc 2.2.0, trying to install as none root on Linux

Jonas Maebe jonas.maebe at elis.ugent.be
Fri Dec 7 16:15:40 CET 2007

On 04 Dec 2007, at 18:53, Bernd Mueller wrote:

> I have downloaded fpc-2.2.0.i386-linux.tar, decompressed the  
> archive and run the install script ./install.sh as none root.
> The script prompts the following message:
>    "Install prefix (/usr or /usr/local) [/home/bernd/fpc-2.2.0]:"
> I read the manual and expected to answer some simple questions. I  
> think, it is my lack of Linux experience, but is not clear to me,  
> what I should enter now.
> I would like to install the compiler/rtl/docs into /home/bernd/ 
> fpc220 and leave the rest of the system completely untouched. Is  
> this possible? If yes, what do I have to enter?


As long as you don't run the install script as root, you can be sure  
it won't touch any global part of your system (since it can't write  


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