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RE: Permission denied errors using swinstall to install SVN on Unix

From: <Ullrich.Jans_at_elektrobit.com>
Date: Fri, 26 Jun 2009 09:52:57 +0200

Edmund Wong wrote:
> Brian Biros wrote:
>> All,
>>
>> I am trying to install SVN on an HP-UX 11i v2(HP-UX 11.23)
> Itanium 2 Unix server. I have to use 'swinstall' command to
> install any package on HPUX box and I need root privilege for
> this. My first attempt was following the directions using
> the install binary package found here:
>>
>> http://hpux.connect.org.uk/hppd/answers/5-6.html
>>
>> However this failed as I could not run 'swinstall' as I don't have
>> root access.
>>
>> I then tried installing SVN from the source code using directions
>> found here:
>
> This is a system administrative issue and not a subversion issue.
> I'm not familiar with HP-UX, so I can't help you with administrative
> issues though (i.e. appending library paths, et. al).
>
> [Off Topic]
> However, that said, there's little point in trying to install
> anything if you don't have root access to the directories required;
> but you do have access to your local home directory, no? Why not
> install everything (provided you have the available quota/disk space)
> under your home directory? Then you just need to add those libraries
> to your library path and add the binaries to your binary path. That
> should theoretically work; but, practically speaking, I don't know
> if it is 'feasible' (in terms of whether your permitted in doing
> this.) [/Off Topic]

This is not necessarily an issue of trying to install as non-root - I've
seen other HP-UX installs where most of /usr was mounted read-only,
either from the local disk or from some remote NFS server. This might be
the case here as well...

Cheers,

Ulli

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