I am blind to Linux, and I'm sorry if my question is too silly. So I have access to a Linux server but cannot install any sudo packages as I have no administration right. Thus, I thought I could install sudo dpkg locally and install whatever package I need afterwards. I have seen a few discussions here but could not get the flow. Would be great if someone put some command line code here so that I and others could use it. Thank you for your help! Best, ADR

  • If you could install your own sudo and gain rights that way, system security would be completely useless.
    – doneal24
    Nov 14 at 13:39
  • If you really can't live without the software in question and the actual sysadmin is unreasonable and won't install them for you, you may want to check if there's a flatpak or snap instead, which can be installed in userspace.
    – Shadur
    Nov 14 at 14:30

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You can't do it the way you describe.

See this thread for learn more: How to install program locally without sudo privileges?

  • thanks! I have seen that thread, but quite difficult to follow as different issues were discussed as well. Thanks !!
    – data
    Nov 14 at 13:59

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