[maemo-users] [maemo-users] Re: Bricked a third time

From: Paul Klapperich maemo.org at bobpaul.org
Date: Tue Feb 13 17:47:00 EET 2007
On 2/13/07, Frantisek Dufka <dufkaf at seznam.cz> wrote:
> A
> Yes it was similar except /usr/local was /var/lib/install. And it was
> done in such way that no package could ever put file outside of
> /var/lib/install (the only way that gives you some additional security
> you probably want).
> So you had 2 classes of packages (system ones in / and user ones in
> /var/lib/install) which made system more complex and prevented you from
> making 'system' packages i.e. ones which modifes or extends the system
> in interesting way.

As an example,  privoxy wouldn't work (can't edit init scripts to make auto
start) nor would openssh, dropbear, or becomeroot. This packages all require
root--for good reason.

Debian systems always require root to run dpkg and apt. I think it would be
unwise for this platform to customize those tools simply because it has
flash memory instead of a hard disk. Call it an embedded platform, but it's
a hand-held computer.

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