What is DPKG_ROOT? And what is it not?
Speaker: Helmut Grohne
Track: Packaging, policy, and Debian infrastructure
Type: Short talk (20 minutes)
Time: Jul 23 (Sat): 17:00
A while ago
dpkg gained a switch
--force-script-chrootless and started setting
DPKG_ROOT when executing maintainer scripts. How does this work
precisely? Why is it needed and under which circumstances? Why is it a
flag? What changes are needed in packages to add support? Which packages should
support it? How about backwards-compatibility? These questions are to be
answered by this talk.