Ubuntu 11.04: Testing applications without installing them

Discussion in 'all things UNIX' started by tlu, Mar 29, 2011.

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  1. tlu

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  2. Mrkvonic

    Mrkvonic Linux Systems Expert

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    Another option is to extract the package (.deb, .rpm).

    Then run from local directory with ld_library_path set accordingly.

    This is sort of like fake root/portable apps mode.

    Even works with servers, if you modify the startup/shutdown scripts to point to new relative location and not the full installation path.

    Regards,
    Mrk
     
  3. tlu

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    Mrk,

    thanks for pointing this out. Although for the average user the other approach is probably easier.
     
  4. J_L

    J_L Registered Member

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    Does this write and keep file on your disk?
     
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