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)
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.