[paludis-user] Paludis on non-Gentoo & non-root operation

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Tue May 13 22:13:46 UTC 2008

On Wed, 14 May 2008 00:04:51 +0200
"Tom Cooksey" <tomcooksey at googlemail.com> wrote:
> 1. Can Paludis run on non-Gentoo distributions (Fedora, Ubuntu, SuSE,
> CygWin!? etc)?

If they ship a new enough compiler and bash.

> 2. Can Paludis run as an ordinary user?

Paludis itself can. Ebuilds can't, since they need to chown things.

> I've tried this many times with portage with varying results. I've
> read about contrarius, but I want more than just a cross-toolchain. I
> want it to build a complete rootfs and I want it to automatically work
> out that target arch != host arch, so it needs to build a
> cross-toolchain.

Again, not something you can do with ebuilds.
> I realise Paludis is probably pretty far from my personal end-game and
> I'm not asking for anyone to implement what I want. I just want an
> honest opinion of how far Paludis is from these kind of things.

The package manager side wouldn't be too hard to do. The problem is
writing all the packages...

Ciaran McCreesh
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