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AUFS for Transactional Upgrades

AUFS for Transactional Upgrades

Posted Jul 12, 2007 20:19 UTC (Thu) by hathawsh (guest, #11289)
In reply to: Package management in Gentoo Linux by cventers
Parent article: Package management in Gentoo Linux

For near-transactional upgrades, consider an aufs-based chroot. (Note that this idea applies equally well to any package manager.) Here is someone who tried it:

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AUFS for Transactional Upgrades

Posted Jul 19, 2007 15:48 UTC (Thu) by ferringb (subscriber, #20752) [Link]

Actually I tried something similar a while back; unionfs sandboxing of the phases to try and get the ability to truly track/reverse what pre_inst/pre_rm were upto, and track ebuilds builds where userpriv restrictions were in effect; problem I had was that it always wound up making gcc spew in a non-obvious way for compilation.

Either way, interesting to see someone playing with it still (nature of some of the phases, it's kind of required long term imo).

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