Wichmann, Mats D
mats.d.wichmann at intel.com
Fri Oct 27 08:32:04 PDT 2006
>>> Mike Sweet: I think so, the format supports relocation
>> Supports, but for a variety of reasons, does not make
>> it easy.
>Right, the application must also support relocation, and IIRC RPM
>allows you to specify whether the package may be relocated via the
>Prefix tag. No prefix tag means the package is only system-
>installable. The default is no prefix tag, so by default packages
>are not relocatable.
Yes, that's right. If you then want to relocate the package,
you have to supply the value for prefix to rpm, which AFAIK
the higher-level installers (yum, rhn, etc.) don't know how to
do (I'm probably wrong here).
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