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Re: Font packages changes required for dropping chkfontpath/xfs



Jeremy Katz <katzj redhat com> writes:
> On Mon, 2007-08-06 at 21:14 -0400, Tom Lane wrote:
>> OK, but if the system outside is incompatible then it will fail to
>> execute code that belongs inside the chroot anyway, no?

> Not necessarily.  The installer has the same kernel, libraries... just
> not always where you think they are (or, in some cases, a minimal set)

Hm, fair.  Still I'm not aware of anyone wanting to run Postgres during
install.

The $64 concern I have here is the one I mentioned in passing: package
relocatability.  The upstream Postgres package can be pushed around to
different installation locations because it goes out of its way to make
all its internal dependencies be relative.  If I stick a relative
symlink to an unrelated fileset into it, I break that.  While I realize
that relocatable RPMs aren't popular, I don't want to permanently throw
away any possibility of making the postgresql RPM relocatable.  This is
a hot-button issue for me because installing multiple versions of
Postgres at once is a tremendous help for people doing major version
upgrades of their database.  Debian can do that today (has done so for
awhile) and we are at a competitive disadvantage because we can't.

			regards, tom lane


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