Subject: Re: IEEE Std 1387.2-1995 (ISO/IEC 15068-2:1999)
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From: Eric Schnoebelen <>
List: tech-pkg
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.
- >
- > 
- > This is a POSIX standard for package management.  There is a
- > new project to implement this under GPL that seems pre-alpha
- > yet active.
- > 
- > 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
	    Okay, who put a "stop payment" on my reality check?