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I created a new user account for a friend on my VPS. How do I let him install software for his own account that wont effect other users and not have to add him to the sudoers file?

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Tell him to download and compile the source code of the applications himself!

./configure --prefix=$HOME
make
make install
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Sorry for the joke, but the question is not programming related. – karlphillip Oct 22 '10 at 16:12
    
Maybe intended as a joke, but this is a completely valid answer. – William Pursell Oct 22 '10 at 16:17

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