[lfs-dev] Once more: Package Management

Bruce Dubbs bruce.dubbs at gmail.com
Sat May 19 16:29:10 PDT 2012

Jeremy Huntwork wrote:
> On May 19, 2012, at 5:03 PM, Bruce Dubbs <bruce.dubbs at gmail.com> wrote:
>> DJ Lucas wrote:
>>> I have long suggested that LFS and BLFS move to installations
>>> from DESTDIR (or equivalent)
>> I do use DESTDIR to check the installation of most packages, but there
>> are some where it just doesn't work.  Actually, any package that decides
>> to do a chown or use the -g or -o options of install is a problem, but
>> several just ignore DESTDIR completely.
> Not necessarily a problem. There's various ways to address this,
> depending on which PM you use. Typically you'd be building an
> individual package on a chroot or fake root env where you have privs
> to do this very type of thing.

Certainly you have the privs, but I would like to have the capability of 
doing make DESTDIR=$DEST without being root.  I don't particularly like 
the developer saying "you have to be root to run install".  It's my 
system, not the developer's.

   -- Bruce

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