Re: Simplifying package installation.

On Fri, Aug 27, 1999 at 01:43:09AM -0400, Jeffrey W. Bizzaro wrote:
> Miguel de Icaza wrote:
> > 
> > Perhaps, but this still does not address the you need root to install.
> Won't this work?
>     rpm --dbpath <dir> --root <dir> <package>
> > Yes, a personal system for installing packages would be good, but then
> > again, rpm is only available on some systems.
> I would bet RPM is easier to port to various UNIXes than GNOME is ;-)

Hmmm.. the problem probably is that you would like to have access to
the system db to see if libgnome and friends are available. If the
system doesn't use rpm then there's no up to date db, but libgnome
might still be installed.


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