[Top][All Lists]

[Date Prev][Date Next][Thread Prev][Thread Next][Date Index][Thread Index]

Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages

From: Efraim Flashner
Subject: Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages
Date: Sun, 12 Dec 2021 11:24:09 +0200

On Fri, Dec 10, 2021 at 10:30:36AM +0100, Hartmut Goebel wrote:
> Hi,
> Le 8 décembre 2021 14:46:24 GMT-05:00, "André A. 
> Gomes"<>  a écrit :
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------start------------->8---
> > $ sudo dpkg -i foo-package.deb
> > dpkg: error: unable to access the dpkg database directory 
> > /gnu/store/902w5i1j38r33l6p871dyhng19zj1phk-dpkg-1.20.9/var/lib/dpkg: 
> > Read-only file system
> > --8<---------------cut here---------------end--------------->8---
> > 
> > Any ideas?  I don't know much about .deb or .rpm.
> Beside Julien's objections: There might be legitimate use of installing .deb
> or .rpm packages and they might even work. E.g. i one wants to install free
> software provided as a .deb only and at the moment does not have the time to
> create a package definition for it.
> So, "dpkg" and "rpm" should at least work :-)
> Regarding the error show above: One would need to add "--localstatedir=/var"
> to the config flags (not sure whether this would build, then, since most
> probably "make install" will try to create "/var/lib/dpkg" which will fail
> in the build container.

When I packaged dpkg I deliberately didn't "fix" the localstatedir or
any other flags since Guix doesn't support installing packages from .deb
archives. Similar to the rpm package it is primarily used for the other
parts of the package.

Vagrant has said in the past though that Guix's dpkg can be used to
install packages on Debian based systems.

Efraim Flashner   <>   רנשלפ םירפא
GPG key = A28B F40C 3E55 1372 662D  14F7 41AA E7DC CA3D 8351
Confidentiality cannot be guaranteed on emails sent or received unencrypted

Attachment: signature.asc
Description: PGP signature

reply via email to

[Prev in Thread] Current Thread [Next in Thread]