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Re: Problem using a second pkgsrc unprivileged

Sad Clouds <> writes:

>> Connor McLaughlan <> writes:
>> > One out of several usecases i have is to get some old kde3/qt3 stuff
>> > compiled and running.
>> > It will run in a clean old pkgsrc-tree, but i am unable to install
>> > those old libraries into a current pkgsrc-tree, due to file
>> > conflicts.
>> You should be able to this.  Lack of containers is a red herring, I
>> think.  You may have to fix bugs, but it may also be that your only
>> real issue is BINPKGS.
> I don't think it's as simple as that. Some software is quite complex
> and can result in run-time conflicts. For example, you want to run V1.0
> and V2.0 of the same software at the same time. So you manage to
> install them in different locations, but you can't run two instances at
> the same time, because they share things like - log and db files, pid
> and lock files, IPC paths like unix sockets and shared memory, and so
> on. You need zones or containers, which could be emulated with chroot
> to some extent.

Sure, but for many things it is fine.  Agreed it's a fair caution that
two pkgsrc prefixes do not make a VM.

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