Subject Re: installation on Linux as non-root
Author philippe makowski
sargei_tartar [2013-01-12 16:17] :
> I'm trying to install firebird under Linux on a machine where I don't have root access, but fails with the error "You need to be 'root' user to do this change." How can this be done?
short answer, you can't

Firebird full install need to create a Linux user and to activate a
service, so it need root access

you can try a fakeroot, a chroot, or modify the install script. or you
can try to run it in place if is for testing purpose see

but what is your goal ?