[sword-devel] Installing Sword to home dir

Greg Hellings greg.hellings at gmail.com
Tue Jan 9 14:56:16 MST 2007

You can certainly do that.  You would simply execute the following:

./configure --prefix=/home/foo
make && make install

That would install the library into /home/foo/lib and the headers into
/home/foo/include with the programs like /home/foo/bin.  You might
want make another directory under /home/foo, such as /home/foo/local
and then the directory structure will be under
/home/foo/local/{include,lib,bin,share,etc}  You would have to add
bin, include, lib, etc into your paths (edit ~/.bash_profile) so that
you can execute them as well as build a front-end against them.  Refer
to your favorite front-end's documentation for how compile it against
the unorthodox sword locale (it's usually not very hard).

Good luck,

On 1/9/07, Linas S. <mail at operis.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I'm just wandering if I can install Sword into my Linux home directory in
> case I don't have root permissions? I know that I can install add-ins, but
> is it possible to install sword library into my /home/foo directory if I
> have only ordinary user permissions? Let's assume I have permissions for
> 'make'. Has anybody tried that?
> Regards,
> Linas Spraunius
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