I'm a Linux newbie (but a long-time MacOSX user.) I have a two-part question, but it needs a little background first...
I built MacPorts from source. I ./configured it to install itself, all ports, and all port dependencies into ~/macports instead of /opt/local. This way I don't need to be root to run the port command, and everything I do (or wish I hadn't done) goes into my home directory instead of onto the system proper.
So, as a fan of MacPorts on my Mac, I have a two-part question:
1: What is the equivalent to MacPorts in the Linux world?
2: Can the Linux equivalent also be compiled from source so that I can run it non-privileged and also control where the ports and their dependencies get installed?