For those of you who are interested in cloning the System V
pkgadd package installation system, I have made available a snapshot
of our current work in progress on this project in:
There is documentation or code in various states of
development for the following commands:
installf, pkgadd, pkgask, pkgchk, pkginfo,
pkgparam, pkgproto, pkgrm, removef
and documentation on the "contents" file format.
Most of the code in this distribution DOES NOT WORK, but it
does have useful man pages and some working programs. It should be
of interest only to people who want to work on cloning the SysV
packaging system, as opposed to those who just want to use it.
We were hoping to actually use pkgadd format for the upcoming Yggdrasil
release, but I don't think this code will be ready in time, and will
have to wait for the next release.
I am indebted to Zeyd M. Ben-Halim for his work on
implementing the pkgadd interface. pkgproto and the pkgproto
man page are from him, and the pointers that he provided on
how things are actually done on other iBCS2 systems and what
related work was going on in the Linux community was invaluable.
Adam J. Richter Yggdrasil Computing, Incorporated
(408) 261-6630 "Free Software For The Rest of Us."