Sandbox environment to install different programs in, possible?

Hello, o/

I am trying to install a git project but it needs a lot of dependencies which I don’t want to add on my main system. Besides that I’m always worried about security risks.

Should I create a virtual machine or is there somehow a sandbox application that I can install?

These are the deps I’d supposedly need btw:
libxcb-shape0-dev libxcb-xfixes0-dev libxcb1-dev libxkbcommon-dev libasound2-dev

I’m thinking about Firejail.


maybe just creating a timeshift and reset my system after trying things out.

you can create your own application and its dependencies as a Flatpak application. which then runs in a sandbox. look here for more information.

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Using a virtual machine or a container would be the obvious approaches. That also means you can use a different distro (given apparently you need Debian-style dependencies).

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I’ll look into it!

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Ah, so they’re Debia-style dependencies, that’s why I couldn’t find them.

I’ll look into containers and Flatpack first, then virtual machine as a last resort.

Thanks! and

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I’ll go with that

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