Re: Simplifying package installation.

This should be possible using librpm.  Librpm allows openning multiple
databases, so having a second personal one is not a problem.

You will need to write custom dependency checking code though (to check
both personal and system databases).  This is not impossible, as both
rpmfind and gnorpm do this when using the RPM metadata
database.  I would not recommend using gnorpm as a starting point, since
the dependency code there is a bit messy, and in need of a bit of a clean

Using --root may need a chroot() call, but --relocate may work for non
priviledged users.



On Fri, 27 Aug 1999, Jeffrey W. Bizzaro wrote:

> Karl Eichwalder wrote:
> > 
> > This worked with early 2.xx releases; nowadays rpm does a chroot().
> Eh.  I can't see why they wanted to change this, but since they did, a PPM would have to be yet another package manager.  How about basing it on a stripped-down RPM?  I really need something like this for Loci.
> Cheers.
> Jeff
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