[Yum-devel] Can run yum from non-root user?

James Antill james at fedoraproject.org
Mon Apr 1 18:18:08 UTC 2013

On Mon, 2013-04-01 at 16:57 +1000, jupiter.hce at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> One problem we are running yum in virtual machine is that the users have
> been set to root permission. Actually we are installing software in
> user home directory. Is it possible to run yum installation in non-root user?

 Not really. In theory it's possible through the yum API, but in
practise you need a writable rpmdb and permission to install the
packages ... both of which will require privileges.

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