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OpenPKG

OpenPKG is a flexible and powerful software packaging facility that eases installation and administration of Unix software across several platforms. Consolidating different vendor approaches into a unified architecture, it assists in administration of large networks previously complicated by nonconformant systems. It uses RPM to provide an additional system layer on top of the operating system. It is fully self-contained (no RPM pre-installation is required), installs itself by means of a tricky bootstrapping procedure with minimal operating system intrusion, and supports multiple installation instances.

Recent releases

  •  12 Dec 2006 09:41

    Release Notes: This release provides fully backwards-compatible security updates for third-party open source software based on back-ported security fixes. All common hardware architectures are supported along with Unix derivatives including FreeBSD, GNU/Linux, and Sun Solaris.

    •  19 Oct 2005 11:49

      Release Notes: This release consists of 579 selected packages which include the latest versions of all popular Unix server software. All software is carefully packaged for easy deployment on 19 different Unix platforms. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on migrating to the GNU Compiler Collection (GCC) version 4.0 and further improving the Solaris 10 support and adding full support for the new FreeBSD 6.0 and SUSE 10.0 platforms.

      •  22 Jun 2005 11:38

        Release Notes: OpenPKG was ported to IBM AIX 5.1. The Solaris 10 and Debian 3.1 support was improved.

        •  24 Feb 2005 17:03

          Release Notes: This release consists of 545 packages selected from a pool of over 850. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on the porting of all packages to the now officially supported Unix platform Sun Solaris 10 on both Intel and SPARC architectures.

          •  20 Oct 2004 13:19

            Release Notes: This version consists of 528 packages, selected from a pool of 800, all carefully packaged for easy deployment on 18 different Unix platforms. The major technical efforts for this release were spent on reducing the requirements on the underlying Unix platforms and further improving the portability of the packages. Additionally, it was ensured that a smooth upgrade path exists from OpenPKG 2.1.

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