[arch-general] Announcing pacpak

郑文辉(Techlive Zheng) techlivezheng at gmail.com
Mon Jul 11 01:32:07 UTC 2016

Florian, I love it, the tool itself is a break-through, just depends how we
use it properly.

On Mon, Jul 11, 2016 at 4:43 AM, pelzflorian (Florian Pelz) <
pelzflorian at pelzflorian.de> wrote:

> 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

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