Package management in Gentoo Linux
Posted Jul 10, 2007 16:00 UTC (Tue) by rise
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If you're not using static binaries anywhere in the process (a big if)
solution might work. Basically it uses a library preload to catch all
file accesses and redirect them to a temporary area while overlaying
the results over the actual filesystem. Then it bundles up all the
changes it saw into a package. This is a nice but sub-optimal
solution for software lacking true packages, though I use it heavily
to make random source-compiled software trackable and uninstallable.
However it should work nicely for transactions - just delay committing
the overlay until the process completes properly.
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