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From: Helmut Jarausch <jarausch@××××××××××××××××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] Portage internals : shadow root
Date: Thu, 23 Sep 2010 08:57:03
Message-Id: 1285232152.5266.0@numa-i
Hi,

when portage installs a package, it first installs it into some "shadow 
root". Then it records all files installed before it moves the files to 
the "real root".

I have to do some installations on SUSE systems (which are not 
administered by me) and I'd like to imitate that procedure there.

Can anybody tell me if it's not too complicated and if yes, how to 
achieve this (on a foreign system like SUSE).

Many thanks for your help,
Helmut.

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Re: [gentoo-user] Portage internals : shadow root Alan McKinnon <alan.mckinnon@×××××.com>