Specify install directory with Synaptic

Asked by Ian Langman on 2007-02-26

When I use Synaptic to install an application, this currently is installed into /usr/share by default. Is there any way to specify an alternate install directory, eg /home/<> and if so are ther any issues to watch for.

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jz (jz+) said : #1

I don't think this is possible with Synaptic... You might want to try looking for the app on the net and extracting it in your home directory to get the desired result [I think this is what you want] of it only being available to you.

Luca Falavigna (dktrkranz) said : #2

You can use dpkg in order to do so. You have to download the desired package (using Synaptic, visiting http://packages.ubuntu.com, and so on) and launch sudo dpkg -i --instdir=/your/directory packagename.deb.

usr (usrlp) said : #3

The downloaded packages with aptitude, Synaptic, or Adept are in:

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