[lug] Private yum install tree?

Orion Poplawski orion at cora.nwra.com
Fri Dec 28 14:59:13 MST 2012

On 12/28/2012 02:43 PM, Steve Sullivan wrote:
> Hi,
> I need to install software for my use on CentOS 6.3, but I do NOT
> have root access.  Of course I can use ./configure, make, and
> make install.  But it would be so much easier if I could use yum,
> or some other package manager.
> Is there a way to have yum use a private repository,
> and install to a private directory tree?
> I've read the man pages and googled, and found a little on
> setting up secondary yum repos (with root), but I need
> a private non-root install tree.

I would take a look at the --dbpath and --root options to rpm.

Orion Poplawski
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