does rpm run if not root ?

Bud Rogers budr at
Fri Mar 15 23:27:03 GMT 2002

On Friday 15 March 2002 16:44 pm, Pucci Carlo wrote:
> Hi all,
> I use a Suse7.1 distribution. 
> I need to use rpm to install kedevelop application.
> I can not install the packages with rpm application, if the session is 
not root.
> Does it normal ?
> I would like to avoid to install packages in root mode.
> Do anybody know if it is possible to run rpm in non root mode ?

I believe superuser priveleges are required to install most packages.  
Most packages install executables in one or more the bin or sbin 
directories, and possible one or more of the lib directories.  It would be 
very hard to preserve the security of your system if non-root users could 
write to those directories.

Bud Rogers  <budr at>
All things in moderation.  And not too much moderation either.

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