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Tar-Install as non-root on Linux

User
LayoutEditorFull
Friday 19th March 2021
Really enjoy and appreciate your work - please keep it up! I've thus far been a free-only user, thinking of buying a license for myself. I would need one very important thing for this to be worthwhile: Capacity for installation without the system package manager, or root access, or sudo. I see some (but not most) versions of LE are posted with tar or bzip archives for more-manual installation. Is the intent to continue to provide these? And what are the system prerequisites for installation? I see your note that it requires "a little bit more system knowledge"; could you be more specific on what the system needs?
J├╝rgen
LayoutEditorFull
Friday 19th March 2021
there are free Linux tools to convert a deb/rpm file to a tar file. These tar files can be installed as a non-root user and the core LayoutEditor application will run in case all typical library requirement are present. What mostly not work is the LayoutScript module for Python and Ruby. These compiled binary modules usually only run with the Python/Ruby version it was compiled with. And as we can not provide a different tar file for any Linux distribution we no longer supplier tar files next to the installer packages.
User
LayoutEditorFull
Friday 19th March 2021
Terrific, thanks! That works like a charm.