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Re: Imported io-lib, a Staden library

Le Wed, Jul 09, 2008 at 07:08:12AM +0100, Tim Cutts a écrit :
> 1)  Frequently, different groups in the Institute want different  
> versions of the same program to be available, which is hard if we use  
> packaged versions.

Hi all,

this is a very good point. Actually, the situation is similar in my
workplace: we have servers (that unfortunately run CentOS) on which the
minimum is installed, and everybody compiles what he needs. A tremedous
improvement to this situation would be to improve apt so that it can
call dpkg with its --root option. Then users would be able to install
packaged software in their directory with correct handling of the

Have a nice day,

Charles Plessy
Debian-Med packaging team,
Tsurumi, Kanagawa, Japan

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