non-root installation of fluka

From: Salvatore Podda <>
Date: Wed, 10 Jun 2009 16:47:06 +0200

Dear Fluka experts,
        I'm trying to install fluka-2008.3-7.i386.rpm without root access (is
the usual way
we follow before asking for a system-wide installation of codes or

I am using the following syntax:

[user_at_host:dir] rpm -iv --force /fluka-2008.3-7.i386.rpm --root
user_home --prefix user_home -dbpath var/lib/rpm --nodeps
Preparing packages for installation...
error: unpacking of archive failed on file /etc/profile.d/fluka.csh;
4a2fc164: cpio: open failed - Permission denied

The rpm is trying to write in the "/etc" root directory instead to
point to the "user_home/etc". It looks like in the rpmbuild the root
was missed in the path "etc/profile.d".
Is this correct or I am making some other mistakes?

Menwhile I will try a non-root installation from source

Best Regards

Salvatore Podda
Received on Wed Jun 10 2009 - 17:40:50 CEST

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