Do I have to be root in order to install on Linux platforms?

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Do I have to be root in order to install on Linux platforms?

Postby chiyangcheng » Mon Oct 01, 2018 2:00 pm

Greetings,

A quick question: I have just downloaded a 30-day free trial version of Trelis-16.5.2 which will be installed on a company's Linux machine under my own personal directory. I tried rpm package, it requires the root privilege, so I downloaded the debian version.

The question is whether I can install Trelis myself, or I HAVE TO ask for the IT to install for me? The only reason I do not ask for IT is not to wait around for they see trying out a new package as a lower priority task for them.

Thank you for your prompt help.

Best regards,

Chi-Yang Cheng
Principal Mechanical Engineer
Applied Materials, Inc.
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Re: Do I have to be root in order to install on Linux platfo

Postby chiyangcheng » Mon Oct 01, 2018 3:21 pm

Just to tell you that I have successfully installed it by using rpmcpio and cpio commands on the Linux machine. So no need to look into it.
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Re: Do I have to be root in order to install on Linux platfo

Postby csimsoft Moderator » Tue Oct 02, 2018 10:12 am

The following will work on the Trelis rpm for Linux:

$ rpm2cpio /path/to/Trelis-16.5.2-Lin64.rpm | cpio -idv

It'll extract the rpm contents into the current directory, and create a ./opt/Trelis-16.5/ directory containing the Trelis installation.

What you don't get with this approach is the integration with the run menus. To do this, the ./opt/Trelis-16.5/share/applications/*.desktop file can be modified and installed with xdg-desktop-menu, even as a non-root user.
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