[lsb-discuss] [packaging] RFC: Berlin Packaging API

Dan Kegel dank at kegel.com
Thu Feb 28 06:47:10 PST 2008

<robert.schweikert at mathworks.com> wrote:
>  > Apps that are installed without root access should not
>  > be announced to the package manager.
>  Why not?

Because the package manager only manages apps
that are installed for all users.

Bending it to manage packages that are owned by
a user, and therefore are not reliably available to other
users, is torture.  Best invent some other sort of
user-installed-app manager and not bother the system package manager.
- Dan

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