On our servers we need to use the --prefix option when installing Splunk from RPM packages. This has been working with 6.0.x but it does not work with 6.1.1:
$ rpm --prefix=/home/foo -U splunk-6.1.1-207789-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm warning: splunk-6.1.1-207789-linux-2.6-x86_64.rpm: Header V3 DSA/SHA1 Signature, key ID 653fb112: NOKEY error: package splunk is not relocatable
I would prefer to continue using the RPMs, so is there a way this capability can be added back in the latest version?
To add to this, we will treat this as a regression and resolve. Our releases team is doing some long-needed work to modernize package creation, and unfortunately this is an oversight.