Zero Install Injector: What Is It? How To Install It On The Most Popular Linux Systems?

Hello Linux Geeksters. As you may know, The Zero Install Injector is an open source project that allows the user to install packages and the needed dependencies without needing root privileges. It takes the URL of the application and downloads the packages and the dependencies.

From security reasons, the packages are installed in the user’s home, and so, only that certain user can run them. The most notable packages that can be installed via Zero Install, are: FileZilla, Blender, VLC, Avidemux, Pidgin, Clementine, Audacity, et cetera.

Basicly, the Zero Install Injector installs a package and the needed dependencies in the user’s home, and so, no root privileges are needed.

To find the URLs of the packages installable by Zero Install Injector, see these two sites: 0install.net, 0install.de

how to install Zero Install Injector on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS and OpenSUSE:

Installing it is easy, because it is available via the default repositories of many Linux systems. I will show you how to install Zero Install Injector on the most popular Linux systems, including: Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS, Debian, Fedora, CentOS and OpenSUSE.

How to install Zero Install Injector on Ubuntu, Linux Mint, Elementary OS and Debian:

$ sudo apt-get update
$ sudo apt-get install zeroinstall-injector

How to install Zero Install Injector on Fedora and CentOS:

$ sudo yum update
$ sudo yum install zeroinstall-injector

How to install Zero Install Injector on OpenSUSE:

$ sudo zypper refresh
$ sudo zypper install zeroinstall-injector

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