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Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Thanks for the answer - it's thorough and addresses my question. I don't understand why there would be no interest in developing single-user functionality into apt-get, however. It seems like that functionality would be highly useful in certain use cases.
Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Thanks, that's what I was looking for.
Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Thanks for answering, and thanks for the thoroughness. I understand the system-wide nature of apt-get, but what I'm trying to understand is why it has to be that way.
Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Thanks for answering. I'm looking for why it only edits chmodded files. It seems to me that a single-user functionality would be easy to implement and immensely useful in some areas (e.g. supercomputing clusters)
Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Right, but I'm looking for the why underlying the apt-get limitation. Building from source does not answer that.
Mar
28
comment Why does apt-get require sudo?
Thanks for answering! I know and use the workarounds, but what I'm trying to figure out is why I've been using them. I believe you're saying that the issue is that the install path is hardcoded by the package maintainers - why can't this be changed?