Originally Posted by uselpa
This way we don't rely on DESTDIR working 100% correctly.
What do you think?
The only time I have seen DESTDIR not work is when there was a problem (assumption made) with the install script bundled into the .tgz package... and I rely on this method for mastering my live-cd.
Using unionfs would lengthen the install times a bit, and I do like the way that you can get a file listing from the package with tools bundled in every linux distro out there (ie: tar -tzf package.tgz). You can even manually install by untarring to the desired directory and running the install script in a chroot.