[TriLUG] rpm as non root

H Brett Bolen wingedlizard at nc.rr.com
Fri Dec 13 17:07:12 EST 2002

Tanner Lovelace wrote:
> On Fri, 2002-12-13 at 15:44, H Brett Bolen wrote:
>>Is there a way to run rpm as non-root?
> Generally, installing system packages needs to be done by
 > root.  First and foremost, only root should have write privileges
 > to system directories.  Second, only root should have write
 > privileges to the rpm database directory.
> Using rpm, however, to examine packages, install src rpms 
> to a local setup, query installed packages, etc.. work fine
> as non-root.

gotcha, but doesn't src rpms require access to the rpm database also?

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