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I'm looking to install inotifytools, for the inotifywait package on a web host.

I have ssh (but no root access). When I try to install it, it doesn't show any obvious errors, but doesn't have any obvious effect either.

Also can't apt-get install it because it needs to lock a file as root.

Is it possible to get a binary precompiled for Debian/Linux 4.0 somewhere? Or any ideas how I could install it properly?


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You could try to download the .deb with apt-get download and extract the files into your home directory with dpkg-deb -x. Assuming that all the libraries the binary needs are installed it should work (although you may run into problems where it can't find other files in the package which it needs).

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