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Re: Pacman?

From: Andreas Hauser <andy@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: 17 Aug 2006 14:05:25 +0200

csaba.henk wrote @ 17 Aug 2006 05:52:41 GMT:

> I vividly disagree with these very common opinions. No Linux based
> package manager system was designed to be a 3rd party package manager.
> They are for managing every bit on the systems.
> This *is* an important difference from ports-like systems. This effects
> the layout of the dependency tree, might effect the dependencies of the
> package management system itself. But the most important technical
> difference is that they are not prefix clean (I think simply *none* of
> them). They let everything meddle in the basic /{usr/,}{{s,}bin,lib}
> hierarchy and that's a very bad idea IMHO. Especially on BSD.

Use a chroot. Pacman can do this via an option.
There is even a dragonfly libc package for pacman ;)


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