What is OpenPKG?
OpenPKG is the cross-platform multiple-instance Unix software packaging facility
OpenPKG is the world leading instrument for deployment and maintenance
of Open Source
when administration crosses Unix platform boundaries. OpenPKG
provides over 1000 portable and easy to install Unix software packages for
use on two dozen major Unix server platforms.
The unique OpenPKG architecture leverages proven technologies
like Red Hat Package Manager
(RPM) and OSSP
components to establish a unified
administration environment, independent of the underlying operating
Why to use OpenPKG?
- IT managers appreciate OpenPKG's high potential for cost
reduction. Their quality assurance is supported by OpenPKG with
integrity verifications and digital signatures. With OpenPKG they can
bridge between Open Source and business.
- Developers are able to fast and flexibly build their
software development environments with OpenPKG. Their acquired
results can be later exactly reproduced in production environments.
- System Integrators are able to master the complexity of Open
Source software which comes along with OpenPKG's flexibility. They can apply
the same technology for both Open Source and Closed Source software.
- System Administrators profit from the unique possibility
of installing multiple instances and the Unix vendor agnostic
cross-platform support of OpenPKG. Additionally, the uniform and
pre-configured OpenPKG software packages ease their everyday life.
What to get with OpenPKG?
Fully cross-platform solution with the possibility to install
multiple instances on a single underlying Unix system. Operating
System interference and intrusion minimized to just 5 tiny
connection points. Includes an abstracted and powerful run-command
Streamlined software packaging technology based on proven RPM, GNU
and OSSP software components. Packages provided with build-time
variations for maximum flexibility and bundled with useful and
OpenPKG-CURRENT provides over 1000 packages.
Portable across all major Unix platforms.
Officially available for
RedHat Enterprise Linux,
Novell SUSE Linux,
Additionally known to work for
MacOS X, too.
Entirely based on free of charge Open Source software technology and
made available under liberal Open Source distribution license. Nevertheless
is can be also used for creating Closed Source software solutions.