[enhancement] Install from source in user's space not possible

Bug #478689 reported by Guifré Cuní on 2009-11-08
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Back In Time

Bug Description

Hi, first of all thanks for this nice tool.

I'd like just to note you about the fact that it is not possible to
'deploy' the application in a custom prefix the way it is widely used
by most of the source distributions.
The situation is when you try to install this in some subdirectory
within your home because you don't have write permissions on /usr.

Something like «./configure --prefix=$HOME/software/backintime» is not possible.
The Makefile is quite easy to fix, just edit it but, when you try to
add a job, the entry in the crontab has «/usr/bin/backintime», again not so complex to fix,
but, also the locales are expected to be in '/usr/share/locale'.

Changing things manually did the trick but I think it is good
to have this support.

Again, thanks for this nice tool.

Bart de Koning (bratdaking) wrote :

Just to get things straight, you want to have the possibility to install backintime in user space, so you need the possibility to add a path to the configure script, in such a way that it uses that path to install backintime in. It should also take care that the config.py file use this prefix for the cron jobs,


Changed in backintime:
status: New → Confirmed
summary: - Install from source in user's space not possible
+ [enhancement] Install from source in user's space not possible
Changed in backintime:
importance: Undecided → Wishlist
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