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Re: RFC: Framework support in -make


From: Helge Hess
Subject: Re: RFC: Framework support in -make
Date: Mon, 12 May 2003 14:19:50 +0200
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Stefan Urbanek wrote:
But normally RPM do not install stuff in your own home directory - they
install systemwide! :-)

Ok, that is the case for RPM,
...

RPM is in no way bound to a fixed directory. You can install packages in different locations using --prefix and you can even have a completly separate RPM database (eg in your home directory).

We use that quite often to host multiple but completly separate server installations on a single host without the requirement to resort to vserver or similiar techniques.
It's a huge advantage that gstep-make apps are so much position independend.

Personally I have about three different RPM database running on my dev system in home directories to do some testing.

regards,
  Helge Hess
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