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

Ciaran McCreesh ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com
Fri May 16 13:27:05 UTC 2008


On Wed, 14 May 2008 00:22:50 +0200
"Tom Cooksey" <tomcooksey at googlemail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, May 14, 2008 at 12:13 AM, Ciaran McCreesh
> <ciaran.mccreesh at googlemail.com> wrote:
> > On Wed, 14 May 2008 00:04:51 +0200
> >> 2. Can Paludis run as an ordinary user?
> >
> >Paludis itself can. Ebuilds can't, since they need to chown things.
> 
> Fakeroot?

Mmmm. Maybe. Haven't tried it.

> >  Again, not something you can do with ebuilds.
> 
> Any ebuild replacement/enhancement planned to do this? :-)

Wouldn't be hard to come up with one... The issue's more finding
someone to do a tree.

If we're talking embedded, I'd imagine we're talking less than a
hundred packages, so it's possibly only a few days work...

> >  The package manager side wouldn't be too hard to do. The problem is
> >  writing all the packages...
> 
> Well I was hoping the package heirarchy could be automatically
> generated from the ebuilds.

Ebuilds can't really be used for inputs for other things.

-- 
Ciaran McCreesh
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