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Re: Installing packages to a foreign system

Phillip Susi <psusi@cfl.rr.com> writes:

> 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?

Verry problematic.

It gets even worse. What if it contacts the daemon runing outside the
chroot and gets totaly the wrong information?


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