On 07/10/2016 08:43 PM, Bennett Piater wrote:
Thanks for your reply. That would be the best you could do on the Arch side, but the problem is mostly that every upstream dev would need to maintain and keep his container up to date, isn't it? :)
pacpak is not meant to redistribute already packaged containers from upstream. Instead it can be used to create containers from existing Arch packages. Basically, a copy of Arch is installed into a container runtime. Then different sets of regular Arch packages can be added on top of the Arch base system to create one app container each. This is similar to one chroot per app, but with additional security measures and available to non-root users. Common files are stored only once on the hard drive.
`pacpak -Syu` would therefore always install exactly the same version of the software as available with regular pacman.
I’m sorry for not expressing myself clearly in previous posts.
Regards, Florian Pelz