[CentOS] openpkg

Bill Campbell centos at celestial.com
Wed Dec 9 00:00:45 UTC 2009


On Tue, Dec 08, 2009, Joseph L. Casale wrote:
>
>   Anyone here using openpkg? Any thoughts about it?

We have been using this since 2001 or so when we moved from
Caldera Linux to SuSE.  We now use it on CentOS, OpenSolaris,
FreeBSD, OS X, and even SCO OpenServer 5.0.6a.

For an old writeup I did on this see this page.

	http://www.celestial.com/support/Documentation/openpkg

Using OpenPKG vastly simplifies the job of maintaining server
software without having to depend on the underlying vendor's
packaging, and does so with minimal intrusion on the system.  We
don't have to worry about what versions of apache, postfix, php,
postgresql, mysql, berkeley db, etc. the vendor supplies as we
use the OpenPKG packages in their place.  Typically we get
updates out to large numbers of systems within 24 hours of
updates of things like clamav, samba, far quicker than CentOS or
others make them available.

Bill
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