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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 3:01 pm    Post subject: Possible to install gentoo into a chroot-like environment? Reply with quote

I have the problem that I need to use a cluster system with a very old CentOS. I have no root access, and asking for an upgrade is not possible. As my software does not run, I decided to install a newer version of gcc, glibc etc. on my own. As this is a lengthy process and requires to rebuild a lot of packages to get a consistent environment, I had the idea if it would be possible to use emerge to simplify this job.

Therefore my question is: would it be possible to setup an environment in a certain way on a non-gentoo Linux, so a non-root user can run emerge to compile and install packages into a specified directory? Or is something like this simply not foreseen? It would involve a special bootstrap method to change default paths and the position of the dynamic loader (at least the manual method I tried does this).

If emerge does not support this, does anyone know of another package manager that does?
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

mhier,

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great, thanks! This is exactly what I am looking for!

Cheers,
Martin
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