I need to install a software called nominatim on ubuntu. Following the install instruction, I created a service account user with a specified home directory at /srv/nominatim. I know service account normally don't have home dir, but this one specifies a -m options.
My problem is, since i'm logged in as user A, and am not suppose to run installation as root(no sudo), i keep getting access denied problem when running trying to create things for this "nominatim" user under its own home directory /srv/nominatim. I can't really do a su because there is no password for service account.
what's the best practice to install?
I'm thinking of
- installing everything under my own home directory and move it to "/srv/nominatim" folder and then chown them later
- create a password for this "nominatim" user and then remove it later. will this even work ?