LDM RPM Installation
First, let me acknowledge that I am not an RPM expert. Consequently, if you
have a suggestion on how to improve the RPM installation process, then please
send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Installing from an RPM is, necessarily, less flexible than installing from
source. In particular, the following constraints apply:
- Not all platforms are supported. Supported ones are encoded within
the name of the RPM file.
- If the LDM user doesn't exist, then
they will be created with the name "ldm", with default user and group
ID-s, and with the value of rpm(1)'s prefix option as
- All utilities will be dynamically linked and only the sharable LDM
library will be installed.
- The top-level LDM server,
ldmd, will listen on port 388.
- The "local0" logging facility will be
- Become the superuser (i.e., "root").
- Download the appropriate RPM from
- Install the package with the command
where rpm-file is the RPM file that you just downloaded.
The square brackets denote an optional argument in which ldmhome is the
home-directory of the LDM user. The default
home-directory is /opt/ldm.
This option must be used if
rpm --install [--prefix=ldmhome] rpm-file
- An LDM user account exists on the platform with a home-directory that
differs from the default; or
- An LDM user account doesn't exist on the platform and you want the
LDM user to have a home-directory that differs from the default.