Package User package management

Tushar Teredesai tushar at
Fri Apr 3 15:10:40 PDT 2009

On Thu, Apr 2, 2009 at 2:01 PM, Mike McCarty <Mike.McCarty at> wrote:
> One slightly confusing point, though, is why the package management
> tools don't get installed using the package user philosophy. Why
> aren't the tools themselves installed into the chroot environment
> using the temporary tools in /tools? ISTM that the first package
> to get installed should be package-user, not linux-libc-headers.

If you want, you can install the package manager as a package
controlled by the package manager. Since the package manager in the
package user's approach does not have any build dependencies (only
run-time dependencies) it can be the first package to be installed in
chroot. I do that in my installation.

Of course if you have a package manager that has build-time
dependencies, the package manager should be installed later in the

Tushar Teredesai
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