February 27th, 2005, 08:41 AM
I've never seen anyone say anything about this little app, but I just found this page while looking around some OS pages and thought wow, this is awesome looking.
This will show you a video of how to get it, install it, and work around.
Open PKG seems to be something to make cross platform UNIX installation a breaze. (NOT the OS install, but PKG installation)
That is something that will tell you a bit.
Welcome to OpenPKG !
...the world of cross-platform RPM-based Unix software packaging.
Much valued by IT decision makers and beloved by Unix system administrators of large installation setups, OpenPKG is the world leading instrument for deployment and maintenance of Open Source software when administration crosses Unix platform boundaries. The OpenPKG project is a collaboration effort with the goal of creating and maintaining portable and easy to install software packages for use on the major Unix server platforms.
The unique OpenPKG architecture leverages proven technologies like Red Hat Package Manager (RPM) and OSSP and GNU components to establish a unified administration environment, independent of the underlying operating system. OpenPKG is completely self-contained and does not even need a preinstallation of RPM. Instead, RPM is provided as an OpenPKG RPM package itself plus a tricky bootstrapping procedure in order to allow one to create from scratch the initial state of the whole OpenPKG software deployment environment. Once established, one can build and install Unix applications through a steadily growing pool of packages.