I have an
rpm for a program called KDirStat that I would like to run on a machine where I am not the system administrator. My questions are:
- Can I install this rpm package without the assistance of the system administrator? (I mean in a technical sense, aside from whether or not it's good practice)
- If I just want to run the program, do I necessarily need to install the rpm package? More generally, why can I not just download the binaries for my platform and execute the program?
As a reference, when I run
rpm -i kdirstat-2.2.0-1.src.rpm
I get the following error:
error: cannot write to %sourcedir /usr/src/redhat/SOURCES
but does that necessarily mean that I need the assistance of the system administrator to install this preogram?