I've been a long time user of Ubuntu on my personal and work computers, but I've recently starting working on a CentOS system. There are many packages that I would like to install via my familiar apt-get or aptitude commands, and I know that yum is the manager for CentOS.
My goal: I want a way to install the packages in my home directory without root access.
The problem: two things. The first: I do not have root access. The second, I found a similar question here: Using Yum to install packages for my user only
Where the solution is to use yumdownloader -- which as far as I can tell, is not installed. Yum is installed.
I further tried installing my own version of yum to get access to a version of yumdownloader and failed. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.