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

Ben Lindstrom mouring at
Tue Mar 5 13:52:06 EST 2002

This is now included in the CVS tree since it does not have any
current dependances, and will be included in 3.1 release.


- Ben

On Tue, 5 Mar 2002, Darren Tucker wrote:

> Hello All,
> 	I've finished the 3rd and hopefully last edition of my patch to add AIX
> native (SMIT/installp installable lpp/bff) format package support, based
> on Ben Lindstrom's Solaris
> 	This contains the following changes, relative to the previous patch:
> * remove daemon (re)start from postinstall due to feedback from list
> * adds a couple of sanity checks
> * recode to use perl and handle setuid files correctly.
> * add comments
> * remove redirect on "make install" so it behaves more like
> 	This was tested and the resulting packages installed on AIX versions
> 4.2.1 and 4.3.3.
> 	I don't intend making any further changes unless they are due to
> problems or suitability for inclusion in the main distribution. I'm also
> interested in feedback (good or bad) from anyone who has tried this for
> themselves.
> 	The 8KB patch (against 3.0.2p1) can be had from either of:
> 		-Daz.

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