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The Heirloom Packaging Tools

The Heirloom Packaging Tools are Linux ports of the SVR4 application packaging tools, as released by Sun as part of OpenSolaris.

Currently, there exists no Linux distribution which bases its package management on these tools. Nevertheless, they are useful for evaluation purposes. If run in interactive mode, “pkgadd” will ask for confirmation before overwriting existing files, so it is principally possible to use these tools in addition to another packaging system.

Online manual pages for depend, installf, pkgadd, pkgask, pkgchk, pkginfo, pkginfo (file format), pkgmap, pkgmk, pkgparam, pkgproto, pkgrm, pkgtrans, prototype, and removef are available.

For installation instructions, see the README.

The list of CHANGES.

Browse the CVS repository.

Download the source code


$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@heirloom.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/heirloom \
CVS password:<just type return>
$ cvs -d:pserver:anonymous@heirloom.cvs.sourceforge.net:/cvsroot/heirloom \
	co -P heirloom-pkgtools
to retrieve a copy. Follow these instructions for more information. If you want to report a problem, please look at the CHANGES file to see if it has already been resolved,

Gunnar Ritter <gunnarr@acm.org> 2010-06-20

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