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I'm trying to install wine on my computer without root access. I know to change the prefix using automake --prefix=$HOME/Self_Programs but then I get this error message:

[tomas@wizard wine-1.1.27]$ automake --prefix=$HOME/Self_Programs`
automake: unrecognized option '--prefix=/home/tomas/Self_Programs'.`
automake: Try '/usr/bin/automake --help' for more information.`

(This was tried before and after using the configure command in the source code)

I'm really stuck here: can someone help as to what I'm doing wrong?

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  • What distro are you using?
    – slm
    Oct 31 '13 at 2:20
  • @slm Umm CentOS 6
    – Xanpheon
    Oct 31 '13 at 8:30
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With a GNU autotools build system, you pass the --prefix option to the configure script. The following should work for compiling wine:

./configure --prefix=$HOME/Self_Programs
make
make install
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  • I tried that and it didn't work for some reason. Its made everything it needs in Self_Programs but still hasn't installed.
    – Xanpheon
    Oct 31 '13 at 8:49

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