October 20, 2004

Cross-platform packaging OpenPKG 2.2 released

Ralf S. Engelschall writes "The OpenPKG project released
version 2.2
of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software
packaging facility. OpenPKG 2.2 consists of 528 selected (from a
pool of 800) packages which include latest versions of popular Unix
software like Apache, Bash, BIND, GCC, INN, Mozilla, MySQL, OpenSSH, Perl,
Postfix, PostgreSQL, Samba, Squid, teTeX and Vim -- all carefully
packaged for easy deployment on 18 different Unix platforms, including
FreeBSD 4.10/5.3, Debian GNU/Linux 3.0/3.1, Red Hat
Enterprise Linux 3, Fedora Core 2, SuSE Linux 9.0/9.1, and Sun Solaris
2.6/8/9/10.
The major technical efforts for this release were spent on reducing the
requirements on the underlying Unix platforms and further improving the
portability of our packages. Additionally, it
was ensured that a smooth
upgrade path exists from OpenPKG 2.1."

Link: openpkg.org

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