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Re: Debian in Sanger (Re: update on binary upload restrictions)

On Thu, Feb 01, 2007 at 08:10:56PM +0000, Tim Cutts wrote:

> 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?

I knew people who were doing this with rpm. AFAIK the only tricky part
was the pre-seeding of the RPM database with some packages that were
installed on the system level (like libc) so the dependency tracking
could work. dpkg also has a "--root ..." option, but unfortunately dpkg
seems to check for root privileges before trying to install a package so
it is pretty much useless.


     MTA SZTAKI Computer and Automation Research Institute
                Hungarian Academy of Sciences

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