How to install software for particular user? or for all User?

Asked by Sushil on 2011-08-02

I want to install software on Ubuntu 10.04 LTS.
but I don't how to install it for particular user.

Is there any setting regarding it?
i.e The install software can be use by particular user or It can be used by all user present on that Ubuntu Machine.

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Massimo Forti
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2011-08-02
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Manfred Hampl (m-hampl) said : #1

When someone installs a software package on Ubuntu with help of the package management programs (Software-Center, Synaptic, apt-get...) this software is available to all users.

If you want to install a program in a way, that it can be used only by one specific user you have to do specific actions that very much depend on the specific application.

There is one important segregation: When you want to use specific administrative programs, you have to be member of the admin group and must be allowed to issue the sudo command. A user who is not in the admins group and not allowed to use the sudo command can still try to use those programs, but after the first steps such program will end with an error message.

If you have specific questions, e.g. about a certain program that you want to have installed for just one user, do not hesitate to ask, we will try to help you further.

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #2

Hi, in linux (all distribution) only root user can be install the software (unless you gave more permissions to a specific user). If you haven't done this, on your Ubuntu Machine only root can install software.
if your idea is to give these permissions to a single user than root, you have to raise user privileges that can install. To do this you can see this guide:

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Managing_Ubuntu_11.04_Users_and_Groups

let me know, thanks

Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #3

Hi, in linux (all distribution) only root user can be install the software (unless you gave more permissions to a specific user). If you haven't done this, on your Ubuntu Machine only root can install software.
if your idea is to give these permissions to a single user than root, you have to raise user privileges that can install. To do this you can see this guide:

http://www.techotopia.com/index.php/Managing_Ubuntu_11.04_Users_and_Groups

let me know, thanks

Sushil (sushil-vichare511) said : #4

Thanks for your Reply..........!

I am new to Linux. I want to know that if Any software is install on Ubuntu it's
necessary file are store at which location in case of All user and for particular user.

e.g in case of Window it's store in App Data of User.

Best Massimo Forti (slackwarelife) said : #5

Hi,

if you use the software-center, installed programs are registered in the common filesystem (usually / usr and / usr / bin). As for windows, there are programs that can be downloaded and unpacked in your home directory and run from this, but are not present in the Ubuntu repositories, you can find them by third parties (but not all). I hope I explained myself, thanks.

Sushil (sushil-vichare511) said : #6

Thanks Massimo Forti, that solved my question.