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Re: WordPerfect8 on Debian/Sid ?

On Thu, Oct 23, 2003 at 01:15:40AM -0400, kmark@pipeline.com said
> would this be a canidate to run more than one version of debian? (the
> chroot thing whereby you setup something like apache or xf86 to run in
> chroot env that is different (libs, etc)  than your current system)

Yes, absolutely[0].  It works extremely well, but can consume a
reasonable amount of disk space.  You can even X on your main system,
and have apps running in the chroot appear on your main display,
seamlessly.  Or vice versa.  Could be handy for people who want X4.3
from experimental but don't want to install it on their nice Sid (or
even Woody) systems.

It's a fairly common security concept to run daemons in a chroot, so
they only have access to the exact files they need.  Postfix does this
by default in Debian, and madduck had a package to convert bind9 to do
something similar.

[0] http://www.debian.org/doc/manuals/reference/ch-tips.en.html#s-chroot

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