Sharing with you this interesting note I got from Christophe Daly, who is a member of the IBM Install Manager team.
Christopher explains to my customer how to install the CLM 2011 solution on a Linux platform without the root privileges:
If you installing as a non-root user, you need to make sure the non-root (it’s typically called “non-Admin” in IM terminology) version of IM is used.
At the bottom of our launchpad is a checkbox with the label “Install in a shared location for multiple users (requires administrator privileges)“. When this checkbox is checked, we launch the Admin (root) IM and when unchecked we launch the non-Admin (non-root) IM.
If you are not using the launchpad, you can still start either the admin or non-admin IM directly:
- The admin IM executable is named “install” and
- the non-admin one is named “userinst“.
These are in a platform-specific directory under the “im” directory in the downloads.
I hope it will help…