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Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages

From: André A . Gomes
Subject: Re: Run .deb or .rpm packages
Date: Tue, 21 Dec 2021 23:27:58 +0000
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Remco <> writes:

> 2021/12/08 20:10, André A. Gomes:
>> From a freedom perspective, what are my options?  Running a virtual
>> machine with ubuntu/fedora for this sole purpose?
> I've had some success running debian packages from a chroot environment
> on my guix installation.  There's a debootstrap package which allows you
> to create a chroot environment.
> Something like:
>   guix shell debootstrap -- debootstrap --arch=amd64 bullseye 
> my-bullseye-install
> and then:
>   mount -t proc proc my-bullseye-install/proc
>   mount -t devpts devpts my-bullseye-install/dev/pts
>   chroot my-bullseye-install /bin/bash --login
> You'll probably need to run all these as root.

Thank you for this valuable tip, Remco.

André A. Gomes
"Free Thought, Free World"

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