With gcc you can build & install in /home/myname/opt/gcc and then tar it
up and deliver to your colleagues /opt directory and it seems to work.

They have been pretty careful about using relative paths everywhere.

Note to Self: Don't do that with ruby on Linux. You end up with
/home/myname/opt hard coded in the ruby executable, especially in the
include path $:

Curiously enough it seems to do The Right Thing in the code for DOSISH
and CYGWIN platforms... but that will do lots of wrong things in other
places for the linux platform.

Bottom line. Note to Self:

Don't do that.

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