Installing SciDB with no root access


#1

Hi,
Is it possible to install SciDB on a system as a user without root access? THanks
Jake


#2

Just an update: I’ve discovered that this is in fact possible. The issue is that /opt/scidb/ is hard-coded in many places throughout the make system. By changing this, you can install without root access.

This brings me to my main suggestion for SciDB developers: stop hard-coding install locations! It’s really bad practice and leads to frustrated users :wink: