apt/dpkg: How do I segregate user application packages from system packages?
Is there a way using dpkg or apt-get to segregate user application packages from system packages?
What I envision is an /apps directory structure that can be the install target for selected packages so not to "clutter" the storage areas for the system administration files/packages - maybe even with permissions set so that (a GROUP of) users could install packages on an Ubuntu server w/o SysAdmin guidance. This could also allow 1)system upgrades with or w/o including these packages, and 2)the sharing of /apps (via NFS) among common Ubuntu systems.
Is this doable using the dpkg or apt maintenance tools?
Thanks, in advance, for your help.