Sad Clouds <cryintothebluesky%gmail.com@localhost> writes: >> Connor McLaughlan <cont6pro3%gmail.com@localhost> 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.
Description: PGP signature