OpenPKG 2.0 Released

Posted by Bill Bradford on Feb 26, 2004

The OpenPKG project has released version 2.0 of their 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.

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