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>>>>> On Sat, 18 Jun 2011, justin wrote:
> On 18/06/11 13:18, Petteri Räty wrote:
>> That approach would still write to the filesystem. With the current
>> text the PM is probably allowed to set the sandbox so that writing
>> is anywhere is denied.
> The reason why it would be beneficial to use is the pkg_pretend
> phase is simply that the checks would run at the beginning of a
> emerge and it would fail directly instead somewhere in the middle.
> For a single package it won't change much but for a huge emerge it
> changes the things.
> But when there is no writing allowed during the pretend phase. then
> the only chance is to move it to pkg_setup.
I wonder if we could loosen up that requirement in PMS. In Portage
at least, T seems to point to an existing directory in pkg_pretend.
I don't know about the other package managers though.