View Full Version : Enlightenment without root permissions

September 12th, 2014, 01:57 AM
I want to use the Enlightenment DE, because it's what I'm used to and I like it a lot. However, I don't have root permissions on my machine. Due to the potential for this to wreck my user profile on the system, I'm hesitant to just type
./configure --prefix=$HOME/bin && make && make install && echo "exec Enlightenment" >> ~/.xinitrc
What can I do to ensure a healthy, sane installation?

September 12th, 2014, 01:58 AM
I didn't really make it very apparent, but I do have the source for the DE, and I'm reasonably competent at using the terminal.

September 12th, 2014, 02:37 AM

I have no idea if what you are trying to do will work, but ...

You can us sudo to elevate your user privileges to do just about anything you would need root access for.