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I just upgraded my linux machine to Red Hat 4.7 (we cannot use a newer version than this because the application we are using does not run on Red Hat 5).

I'm not the root so I cannot install any apps via rpm, and I cannot sudo either.

Is there a way to install the latest version of KDE, for example KDE 4.2, with these constraints?


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Just wondering: why exactly do you want the latest version of KDE on that machine instead of the Red Hat supplied version? Have you though about the consequences of doing this? – wzzrd Jun 14 '09 at 21:16
Red Hat 4.7? Do you mean RHEL 4.7? That's different from Red Hat (Linux) 4.7. – Robert Munteanu Jun 15 '09 at 8:57

Yes you could download the source and install it in your home, and then you will have to change paths....

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@ Avery Payne :

Will need to add any pathing necessary to make sure that your private libraries load - you're not trying to install libraries to /usr/lib or/lib are you?

Yes I can not write in those directories , so I have to install it under my home or work1.

@ Avery Payne :

Know in advance how you want to install it into your home directory

Yeah that is the question , so I want to now how can I do that ????

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A convention for programs is to accept a --prefix flag to ./configure, e.g.

./configure --prefix=/home/user/apps/kde
make install

Can't say that I've tried that with KDE though, don't know its build process.

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