How to install RPM package without root permission ?

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  • How to install rpm package without root permission ?
  • Is it possible to install RPM packages without root permission?
  • Is it possible to set a different folder and RPM database for rpm installation ,without root permission ?

  • can we adopt the below method to install rpm to user's homr directory ?

rpm --initdb --root /home/username/local --dbpath /home/username/local/lib/rpm
rpm --root /home/username/local --dbpath /home/username/local/lib/rpm \
--relocate /usr=/home/username/local --nodeps -ivh package.rpm


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