Hi there.
As a user on a server system, I cannot install software e.g. using yum for obvious reason, as this would effect other users as well.
In principle, it should be possible to obtain and install a package (.rpm) including its dependencies to my home folder and use the software from there - but how do I achieve this?

I found howTos like
http://ajaya.name/?p=6353
and
http://www.g-loaded.eu/2008/01/28/ho...-deb-packages/

but they do not consider a) how to obtain a package and b) how to obtain & install dependencies automatically.

thank you