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Re: Installing packages to a foreign system

On 9/28/2009 7:06 AM, Goswin von Brederlow wrote:
Phillip Susi<psusi@cfl.rr.com>  writes:

This looks like it does the trick, but I am curious; is this how the
installer does it?  When the installer is first installing the system
it also needs to install the packages to the hard disk, but without
having them interfere with the running state of the installing system.
Is this how it does that?
It is what policy dictates for every package. Would be stupid to
invent something else.

So is a package broken if its configure script invokes tools that rely on a running daemon, and the configure fails if the tools can't contact the daemon? Like say, udevinfo?

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