Subject: Re: IEEE Std 1387.2-1995 (ISO/IEC 15068-2:1999)
From: Eric Schnoebelen <email@example.com>
Date: 01/14/2004 17:14:06
Ben Collver writes:
- On Wed, Jan 07, 2004 at 11:54:51AM -0800, Ben Collver wrote:
- > Off-topic, but here is something you might find interesting.
- > http://www.opengroup.org/publications/catalog/c701.htm
- > This is a POSIX standard for package management. There is a
- > new project to implement this under GPL that seems pre-alpha
- > yet active. http://swbis.sourceforge.net/
- > HP-UX uses POSIX package management, and it would be fun, though
- > a lot of work, to make pkgsrc use IEEE Std 1387.2-1995 (ISO/IEC
- > 15068-2:1999) as its binary package format.
As someone who has done a lot of product packaging using
HP's SD-UX, part of me says, ``$Diety NO''. On the other hand,
the base format is fairly simple. Nothing more than a tarball
with a bunch of pre-defined scripts and control
Hmm, that sounds kinda familiar.. Where else have I
seen that??? Oh, pkg_add and friends... :-)
FYI: Solaris uses what's essentially a CPIO archive to
deliver it's packages...
Eric Schnoebelen firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.cirr.com
Okay, who put a "stop payment" on my reality check?