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Re: Large static datasets like genomes (Re: Reasonable maximum package size ?)

On Wed, 6 Jun 2007, Tim Cutts wrote:

> (aside: I'd love it if we could have some sort of "user package"
> system which could allow non-root users to install software packages
> in areas they have access to, and yet have full dependency checking
> on the main system packages)

dpkg --admindir=$HOME/somedirectory

should allow that ("should" in the sense that if it does not work, we should
consider it as a bug, not in the sense that I may have tried it recently).

There is nothing really special in dpkg which may not be done on behalf of
a user who is not root, for files in his home directory.

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