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Re: Portable glibc binary package
- From: "Carlos O'Donell" <carlos at redhat dot com>
- To: Shaun Jackman <sjackman at gmail dot com>, Mike Frysinger <vapier at gentoo dot org>
- Cc: glibc <libc-help at sourceware dot org>
- Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2015 11:40:12 -0400
- Subject: Re: Portable glibc binary package
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On 03/18/2015 12:24 AM, Shaun Jackman wrote:
> My original question remains: is it possible to compile a portable
> glibc binary package that can be installed in a user's home directory?
A runtime that can be rooted in a directory other than /?
It is possible, you do so by compiling glibc with an alternate prefix.
At present the prefix is not runtime configurable, but I would not
object to patches that make it so given a configure flag. This would
then allow you to install a completely isolated runtime in an
However, why not just use chroot or pivot_root?