Re: Debian in Sanger (Re: update on binary upload restrictions)
On Thu, 1 Feb 2007, Tim Cutts wrote:
On 1 Feb 2007, at 1:30 pm, Steffen Moeller wrote:
There is probably no point for Debian to compete in the package versions
upstream developers of BioPerl, Wise, EMBOSS and whatever other tools yours
and your neighbouring institutes' are providing :o)
What I'd actually like is some sort of non-root packaging system so that
users could build software with decent dependency checking for their shared
software infrastructure. Can dpkg be cajoled into doing that?
About a year ago I was playing with getting emerge to do this. I had
gotten to the point where I could emerge most of system and a few other
things as a normal user on a debian system and have it install stuff in
~/gentoo/. Most of the changes made it into the portage-prefix branch, but
last I checked it was still needing a lot of work.