[Yum] how to specify directory for yum installation

Erming Pei erming at ualberta.ca
Wed Jun 22 23:23:10 UTC 2011

  Hi James,

I tried with --installroot, and it's not what I want. For example,
#yum --installroot=/opt  install Soft_pkgs
#ls /opt
  cache/ lib/ ...
(all yum stuff, not the software I needed.)



On 6/22/11 9:31 AM, James Antill wrote:
> Erming Pei<erming at ualberta.ca>  writes:
>>   Hi,
>>   Does anyone know about that how to specify root directory for yum
>> installation?
>> I tried with putting $_prefix in .rpmmacros, but it doesn't work.
>>   And yum --installroot option seems not the solution too.
>   --installroot does specify the _root_ directory. If you want to
> specify the --prefix, you can't do that.

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