Re: RFS: febootstrap
On Wed, May 27, 2009 at 06:20:27PM +0530, Y Giridhar Appaji Nag wrote:
> On 09/05/27 11:03 +0100, Richard W.M. Jones said ...
> > Dear mentors, I'm looking for a sponsor for my package 'febootstrap'.
> > As the name may suggest, it's a program like 'debootstrap' that
> > bootstraps Fedora root filesystems. In reality, it's a smallish shell
> > script around the 'yum' command (already in Debian), and uses fakeroot
> > and fakechroot to do its work. It also includes some image
> > minimization tools, and a program to turn root filesystems into
> > initramfs images.
> Are there compelling reasons why one would want to use febootstrap as opposed
> to mach? .
>  http://packages.debian.org/sid/mach
The biggest problem with mach is it needs root, eg to run 'apt-get' or
'yum' or to run %post scripts.
febootstrap does the right thing - it encapsulates any operations
using fakeroot/fakechroot, so you can use it from ordinary non-root
Richard Jones, Emerging Technologies, Red Hat http://et.redhat.com/~rjones
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