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Re: Bug#747070: ITP: apt-venv -- apt virtual environment

On 5 May 2014 17:58, Dimitri John Ledkov <xnox@ubuntu.com> wrote:
> How is it different from "chdist" utility from the devscripts package
> that allows apt-cache lookups and more?
> http://manpages.ubuntu.com/manpages/trusty/en/man1/chdist.1.html

I did not know "chdist", but .. after a quick look I can say
"apt-venv" has a different approach and goal.

It has been developed to provide user with a full virtual environment,
where you can run any command/script you want.
If fact, it launches a new `bash` session with a custom APT_CONFIG
environment variable, which forces apt to use a different

Perhaps, chdist may be patched to get this behavior...

Anyway, I don't know perl.



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