[arch-general] Announcing pacpak

David C. Rankin drankinatty at suddenlinkmail.com
Thu Jul 14 05:40:20 UTC 2016

On 07/13/2016 05:46 PM, Damjan Georgievski via arch-general wrote:
> On 10 July 2016 at 11:05, pelzflorian (Florian Pelz)
> <pelzflorian at pelzflorian.de> wrote:
>> > Hello,
>> >
>> > A specter is haunting the GNU/Linux ecosystem: the specter of per-user
>> > containerization. Software like Flatpak and Snappy promise fully
>> > sandboxed GNU/Linux application bundles (instead of merely launching an
>> > application with fewer privileges but without hiding the operating
>> > system, like Bubblewrap or Firejail do). Bundles ship with the version
>> > of their dependencies which they need.
> Ubuntu is doing something similar it seems
> https://bregmatter.wordpress.com/2016/07/04/x11-applications-and-unity-8/
> This is for their non-deb (deb-less?) distro version, they install
> debs in containers,
> each getting their own XMir server. Good for non-trustworthy or exposed apps.

Please preserve pacman and the traditional Arch KISS philosophy for those that
administer/want a traditional arch system with updates to the current package
without retaining all the baggage required for containerization. This just seems
like a recipe for scrambled systems.

David C. Rankin, J.D.,P.E.

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