I have access to a computer through SSH, and need to install Davinci Resolve without the root access. I only have access to the command line, and cannot use sudo for installation.

The documentation of the computer says that I have to use

make install

to install a software. The problem is that when I check Davinci Resolve installation file, there is not configure file. Instead there is only a *.run file.

I tried to use autoconf, but got

ERROR: end of file in string.

Is there any way to solve this issue?

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    Please edit your question and give us some details. What operating system are you running? What is Davinci Resolve, where do you get it and what is its "installation file"?
    – terdon
    Oct 20, 2021 at 13:37
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    Are you following the instructions here? github.com/flolu/davinci-resolve-linux If not, then let us know a bit more about what it is you're doing. It's difficult to reproduce an issues with an unknown piece of software if one doesn't even know where to get the correct information to start working on it.
    – Kusalananda
    Oct 20, 2021 at 13:38
  • I suspect a *.run file is executable. You should ./*.run to install it. However as it is a binary executable, you don't really know what it's doing and you are really trusting the author.
    – Stewart
    Oct 20, 2021 at 14:19

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Typically, the "./configure,make,make install" will install the files in the /usr/local/ directory tree. Since you said that you do not have root access, you can not install it there. You could try installing it a directory that you have permission for with the command:

make install DESTDIR=<dir>

The will install the files in /etc, /bin, etc.

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