Support for AIX native (.bff) packages: patch available
dtucker at zip.com.au
Sat Mar 2 15:55:42 EST 2002
I've written basic support for creating AIX native packages (ie installp/SMIT installable .bff's) that lives in contrib/aix. It is based on Ben Lindstrom's Solaris buildpkg.sh. It requires no special tools and all code was either written by me or derived from the openssh distribution itself. It is made available under the same terms as buildpkg.sh (ie public domain).
There's still some rough edges but it works for me. The script has been tested on AIX 4.2.1 and the resulting package installs on 4.2.1 and 4.3.3. My intention is to get it merged into the OpenSSH portable distribution once it's in a fit condition.
I'm very interested in feedback and suggestions to improve the quality and suitablity for inclusion.
The (~12 KB) patch can be downloaded from :
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