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  • RPM 4.15 Released With Experimental Rootless Chroot Support

    Phoronix: RPM 4.15 Released With Experimental Rootless Chroot Support

    RPM 4.15 is officially out this week as the newest version of the RPM Package Manager most often associated with Red Hat / Fedora systems...

    http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?pag...-4.15-Released

  • #2
    Which kernel version enabled rootless chroot?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by coder View Post
      Which kernel version enabled rootless chroot?
      Linux 3.8 is when namespace support became quite mature. It is part of what makes containers feasible

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      • #4
        Originally posted by RahulSundaram View Post
        Linux 3.8 is when namespace support became quite mature. It is part of what makes containers feasible
        Thanks!

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        • #5
          I also find the added useage of multiple CPUs quite important, as I build the rpm-pkg target of the Kernel and it was only using a single CPU up until now.

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          • #6
            Why is this chroot support good and how can it be useful?
            Does any other package manager support that, such as APT?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by uid313 View Post
              Why is this chroot support good and how can it be useful?
              It gives you the ability to build a package with a completely controlled and reproducible environment, rather than being subject to whatever mix of packages & versions happen to be installed on the host.

              Learn more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chroot

              The non-root chroot is really nice, since that should let users with normal credentials build packages in this way.

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              • #8
                What? How does root-less chroot work?
                Does it put you under a fake "root" account or what?

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