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Is it possible to install ctags without root privs?

"I have user access to a Ubuntu instance and I'd like to use CTags.
The error says:"

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Guest [Entry]

"Yes.

You will need to compile it yourself and install it in your home directory.

Download ctags source: http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/ctags/ctags-5.8.tar.gz

In hour shell:

$ tar zxf ctags-5.8.tar.gz
$ cd ctags-5.8
$ ./configure --prefix=$HOME
$ make && make install

This will compile and install ctags in your home directory. The resulting binary will be: $HOME/bin/ctags

You will now have to modify your PATH environment variable prior to launching vim.

$ vim $HOME/.bashrc (or whichever shell you're using)

put this line in your .bashrc

export PATH=""$HOME/bin:$PATH""

You will now need to resource your .bashrc (remember that .bashrc is normally only loaded from non-interactive shells. Make sure that you source .bashrc from .bash_profile)

If you need to, modify your .bash_profile and make sure it has a line like:

. $HOME/.bashrc

or

source $HOME/.bashrc

To continue without closing your shell, simply type:

$ . $HOME/.bashrc

You can now launch vim and ctags will be working."
Guest [Entry]

You should be able to do it yourself if you compile and install your own copy of the editor. You're not going to be able to install a system-wide package like the ones it's asking for without being root.
Guest [Entry]

You can always install it localy, say under your home directory. After that add the directory where ctags resides to yout shell PATH environment variable.