IDM Patch instructions for non-root install

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  • 05-Mar-2015
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How to install IDM patches as a non-root user.


Steps to install IDM patches (Engine, Remote Loader, drivers) on Linux when IDM has been installed with the non-root install instructions.

IDM Patch instructions for non-root installs

1) ROOTDIR=<non-root eDirectory location>

2) rpm --dbpath $ROOTDIR/rpm -Uvh --relocate=/usr=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/eDirectory --relocate=/etc=$ROOTDIR/etc --relocate=/opt/novell/eDirectory=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/eDirectory --relocate=/opt/novell/dirxml=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/dirxml --relocate=/var=$ROOTDIR/var --badreloc --nodeps --replacefiles <rpm-location>

Usage example: We have installed ssop rpm as a user other than root

1) Assuming the <non-root eDirectory location> is /home/user/eDirectory
   Under this Directory you should find the following directories and files:

Copyright  license     nmas  opt       readme.txt  var  etc        license.txt  Packages  rpm

the 1st command would be:

2) With the above in mind the second command would be:
rpm --dbpath $ROOTDIR/rpm -Uvh --relocate=/usr=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/eDirectory --relocate=/etc=$ROOTDIR/etc --relocate=/opt/novell/eDirectory=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/eDirectory --relocate=/opt/novell/dirxml=$ROOTDIR/opt/novell/dirxml --relocate=/var=$ROOTDIR/var --badreloc --nodeps --replacefiles /home/user/novell-DXMLssop.rpm

Important Note : All the commands provided are meant to be a single line. The commands may not work if you don't have the folder <non-root eDirectory location>/rpm and the file named "__db.000" under that folder.  This would mean that the base non-root IDM installation has been corrupted.  You may want to re-install the base IDM system again to correct this issue.