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Re: Suggestion for FAQ

From: David Summers <david_at_summersoft.fay.ar.us>
Date: 2004-01-15 18:21:38 CET

Craig L. Ching wrote:

>>It is
>>worth noting
>>that I don't have root on these RedHat boxes which I need to use, so
>>RPMs aren't useful to me and I cannot do anything that requires root.
>I don't know how to do it, but I *think* you can install RPMs without root privileges. You'd need to create your own RPM database that is writable by you and then install into a directory owned by you using your RPM database.
I haven't tried it for a while but theoretically my RPMs should be
"relocatable" so you could set up RPM do install into some
non-priviledged directory and then install the rpms with the --relocate
(I think) flag. As I said, untested for a long time. I might try this
soon just to see what happens.

   - David Summers

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