Re: debian in a lab
> ..., I usually install [packages] ... in a directory
> /usr/local/packages/<package_name> ...
> I use a script to move files into the correct directories.
> The appeal of such an approach is [ability to] use any packages ... without
> [installing] anything locally except a set of well-defined links[,]
> and without using up local storage or worrying about updates. ...
> this is a way of providing software to people without having to be root
> on their machines and thus without being responsible for their mistakes...
> I found that this works extremely well with most packages. Is anyone thinking
> of adding a concept like this to standard Debian as an option?
Yes! Ray Ingles and myself are currently defining this concept and
would appreciate your help. Please see our prior mail (sent 4/15/97)
"Re: DEITY TEAM -- REQUEST FOR FUNCTIONALITY and COMMENTS".
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