[nSLUG] RPM/APT without system administrator privileges

George N. White III gnwiii at gmail.com
Sun Aug 17 18:05:45 ADT 2008


"You've been told that working with RPMs needs system administrator
privileges? You've been misled."

<http://www.nordugrid.org/documents/rpm_for_everybody.html> explains how to:

1. create a private rpm database for a user or group
2. install packages to a private location

The catch is that you need to create virtual packages for the packages
installed in the
normal way to satisfy prerequisites.   What is needed is an automated
tool that would
sync the user database with the system database when the system
database has changed
and the package manager is checking prerequisites.

See also:

<http://brainstorm.ubuntu.com/idea/6816/>

-- 
George N. White III <aa056 at chebucto.ns.ca>
Head of St. Margarets Bay, Nova Scotia



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