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I found a solution that works. To iterate my steps: 1) Download relevant RPM (or here) 2) Copy to Linux server and upack using (replace filename as necessary) rpm2cpio git-1.7.9.6-1.el6.rfx.x86_64.rpm | cpio -idmv 3) Update $PATH: PATH=$PATH:<your path to git>/usr/bin 4) Now see it work git --version


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I guess that if you can't install dependencies then you are out of luck. If you can't install package(and its dependencies), then your best shot would be compiling it yourself - but that too would need dependencies(there is no magic to leave them out). Also, compiling requires compiles(as name suggests), so if you can't get a compiler, then you're in a bad ...


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I am not sure whether it applies in your case - but I use graft. It basically allows me to have a tree of installed packages in whatever place I want (e.g. $HOME/packages) and install symlinks to their files in whatever hierarchy I want (e.g under $HOME/local or /usr/local if I have root access). In effect, it helps you maintain a number of custom compiled ...


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You can download the git source and do ./configure --prefix=/home/user/myroot && make && make install to install git to your home directory provided you have the build tools. If you don't have the build-essential package installed (dpkg --list|grep build-essential), you will need to install those to your home directory as well. Copied from ...


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It tends to get a little messy. You get folders like bin/, etc/, include, lib/ and source/ in your home folder. By choice, yes. If that seems untidy, you can use ./configure --prefix=$HOME/mytools Instead. You will then need to add that to your $PATH, or, if $HOME/bin is already part of it, you could move everything currently there into ...


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Have you tried just using su? Most of the time the default user on a livecd has passwordless sudo, and can also su passwordlessly to any other user.


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you can try it installing nix using PRoot or you can build for your custom prefix NIX_STORE_DIR=/opt/custom/store \ NIX_STATE_DIR=/opt/custom/var/nix \ NIX_DB_DIR=/opt/custom/var/nix/db \ nix-build ...


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Please take a look at these: Usage Boot parameters pw=any_password : set a password for root and local user



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