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Re: Fedora 8 ideas



On Sa Juni 9 2007, Bernardo Innocenti wrote:

> Actually, RPM can do local installations with --relocate.  But no
> packages I know of is relocatable.  If whoever packages Firefox
> plugins made them relocatable, it would be possible also in practice.

The Packaging Guidelines imply, that it is a lot of pain:

http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Packaging/Guidelines#head-fbe6710872c6c12f38b996cc64119266ece01171

Relocatable packages

| The use of RPM's facility for generating relocatable packages is strongly
| discouraged. It is difficult to make work properly, impossible to use from
| the installer or from yum, and not generally necessary if other packaging
| guidelines are followed. However, in the unlikely event that you have a good
| reason to make a package relocatable, you MUST state this intent and
| reasoning in the request for package review.     

And does --relocate really work for non root users?

Regards,
Till


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