Welcome to OpenPKG.org
The OpenPKG project is
a collaborational Open Source software effort.
…the world of cross-platform multiple-instance
Unix Open Source software packaging
Much valued by IT decision makers and beloved by Unix system
administrators of large installation setups, OpenPKG is the
world leading instrument for deployment and maintenance of Open Source
administration crosses Unix platform boundaries.
The OpenPKG project is a collaboration effort with the goal of creating
and maintaining portable and easy to install software packages for use
on the major Unix server platforms.
OpenPKG leverages RPM, OSSP and GNU technologies.
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
system. OpenPKG is completely self-contained and does not even need
a preinstallation of RPM. Instead, RPM is provided as an OpenPKG RPM
package itself plus a tricky bootstrapping procedure in order to allow
one to create from scratch the initial state of the whole OpenPKG
software deployment environment. Once established, one can build and
install Unix applications through a steadily growing pool of
As of November 2006, OpenPKG-CURRENT consists of over 125,000
polished RPM package
code, resulting in over 1000
freely available individual packages
At the end of a typical six month development cycle
OpenPKG is released as OpenPKG-RELEASE with CORE, BASE, and PLUS package class subsets.