> perhaps rpm could be improved to take installation targets
> in a better manner then --root (which is a gross hack in my opinion).
> that way star could install in staroffice/ and then rpm would take a
> --base=/usr/local or whatever flag.
I don't know the details, but the package maintainer can
design the package to be relocatable. Then you can use
the --relocate option like:"
rpm -ihv big-packate.rpm --relocate /opt=/usr/opt
I imagine that making relocatable packages must be tricky,
because I don't see an awful lot of them.
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