I would like to automatically install the required software in a shell script if it is not already present. I would like to use apt-get to install software (my example is gedit) to a specific directory without using root privileges and without running additional program specific scripts for compiling the software.
I tried the approach from https://askubuntu.com/questions/193695/installing-packages-into-local-directory (last post from user172681) with the example of gedit, but it results in an error.
cd test apt-get download gedit
Get:1 http://de.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ trusty/main gedit amd64 3.10.4-0ubuntu4 [478 kB] Fetched 478 kB in 0s (3.356 kB/s)
dpkg -i --force-not-root --root=~/test gedit_3.10.4-0ubuntu4_amd64.deb
dpkg: error: unable to access dpkg status area: No such file or directory
Any ideas ?