|I’m responsible for maintaining a set of software required for our product (more software) to run. This set includes the basic GNU stuff such as bash, fileutils, gcc, etc (basically everything except glibc and kernel). In effect, I have a “virtual” GNU system installed. I’d like to use dpkg to manage this, as it’s getting rather large.
Do you have any advice on how to build Debian in a subdir of another os (in this case, solaris)? Has anyone had to manage this type of setup?
What I’m looking for is to be able to set the PATH, MANPATH, INFOPATH, LD_LIBRARY_PATH, and such to /foo/bar/baz/DebianRoot/ and have all the utilities in there supercede the current ones.
I do NOT have root access personally, but I can reach the admins. They are helpful, but the procedure for doing anything takes forever. Keep in mind that replacing the current os with the Debian sparc port is not an option… we have to “graft” onto the current os.