Support for AIX native (.bff) packages: patch available

Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Sun Mar 3 03:43:13 EST 2002


However since it has  a lot of fixed information (unlike the Solaris'
package) you are going to have to be willing to maintain it or convert
it to a pure dynamic system.  That was the main reason why the Solaris was rewritten to ensure that I did not have to muck with it
very offen. =)

However, if you are willing to ensure it is up-to-date  on future releases
I'd be happy to include it.

- Ben

On Sat, 2 Mar 2002, Darren Tucker wrote:

> Hello All,
> 	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 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 (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 :
> 		-Daz.
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