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IL "pkg" packaging system available

I uploaded the packaging system I use to build the Industrial Linux (IL) tarballs with. Even if you're not interested in the IL distro itself, you may be interested in leaving the complex world of .rpm and .deb behind in favor of tarballs. It's available at:

http://sourceforge.net/projects/industriallinux/

From the pkg-USAGE file:

pkg - The Industrial Linux packaging system

##
## Copyright 2000, 2001 Scott Thomason
##
## This file is part of the Industrial Linux "pkg" system.
##
## The Industrial Linux "pkg" system is free software; you can redistribute
## it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as
## published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License,
## or (at your option) any later version.
##
## The Industrial Linux "pkg" system is distributed in the hope that it will
## be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
## MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General
## Public License for more details.
##
## You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along
## with the Industrial Linux "pkg" system (in the file COPYING); if not, write
## to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 59 Temple Place, Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307 USA
## ... read more

Posted by scott thomason 2001-08-01

Industrial Linux alpha version 0.0.1 available

After many stops (and a few starts), I've released an *alpha* version
of Industrial Linux. It doesn't have any of the cool security stuff in
it yet; at this point I'm just looking to see if it installs properly
on other people's systems. If some of you with a spare partition or
two wouldn't mind, I'd sure appreciate it if you could try installing
it and tell me what problems you run into.

You can get the tarball from the download section of:... read more

Posted by scott thomason 2001-07-31