Install compiled software
By default, it is not possible to install any software globally via
sudo or other mechanisms.
However, standard GNU Make (and other) build frameworks allow to customize the install target,
by setting a
prefix for the
share, … directories.
This means, modifying instructions like this:
$ ./configure $ make $ sudo make install
to be similar to the following:
$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME/.local $ make $ make install
Then, the compiled software will end up in your
~/.local directory, i.e. binaries will be in
~/.local/bin/… and hence be in your