Posted Jan 17, 2008 9:10 UTC (Thu) by skitching (subscriber, #36856)
Parent article: State of the unionfs
Can unionfs be used as a way to install packages on a per-user level?
That is, mount ~/root/bin as a writable layer over /bin, and ~/root/etc over /etc and so
forth, then run tools like dpkg or rpm to install packages on a per-user basis?
That would seem to be a really useful tool..it sucks that unix systems are meant to be
multi-user, yet users still need to ask an administrator to install packages.