[lsb-discuss] Packaging

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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