After getting this error when trying to install the evaluation version,
ERROR: Cannot get shared lock on RPM Database.
Installation failed. Please press to finish.
I searched through the forum and saw many postings as long ago as 2003 where users where trying to install Vtune on NON-RPM based linux systems, and it wasn't supported and didn't work unless used via remote server.
Just wondering, is the current status of NON-RPM linux still that it is not supported? I am using Vtune 9.1 Update 8. My distribution is gentoo on a linux x86_64 system.
In general speaking, you have to install RPM manager then install the product.
If you install / useLinux* RDC only of the product in the system, the method is - 1) Install the product in the system which has RPM Database. 2) Copy whole VTune directory to target system 3)Build/load vtune driver in target system. 4) Use vtserver to start-up RDC, Other system with whole VTune product to connect for remote data collection.