February 25, 2004

Cross-platform packaging facility OpenPKG 2.0 released

Ralf S. Engelschall writes "The OpenPKG project released
version 2.0
of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software
packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.0 consists of 473 selected (from a
pool of 700) packages which include latest versions of popular Unix
software like Apache, Bash, BIND, GCC, INN, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl,
Postfix, PostgreSQL, Samba, Squid, teTeX and Vim -- all carefully
packaged for easy deployment on 16 different Unix platforms, including
FreeBSD 4.9/5.2, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2/3.0/3.1, Red Hat Linux 9, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 1, SuSE Linux 8.2/9.0, and Sun Solaris
2.6/8/9/10. Highlights in OpenPKG 2.0 are the upgrade to RPM 4.2.1,
custom RPM extensions for more complete packaging, new platform product
and technology identification, usage of UUIDs, etc."

Link: openpkg.org

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