Archive for the ‘OpenPKG’ Category

OpenPKG 4.0 upgrading from 2.x and E.x

Monday, January 4th, 2010

Upgrade procedure from OSS framework, e.g. last 2.x release openpkg-20071227-20071227 to OpenPKG 4.0 shareware framework. Also applies when upgrading from the obsolete commercial 3.x (=E.x aka Enterprise) product. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.0 licenses explained

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

The new OpenPKG 4.0 framework is a shareware product. Here is an explanation of the licenses available today. Most of them are free of charge, one can be purchased from the OpenPKG GmbH online shop. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.0 is here

Friday, January 1st, 2010

The new OpenPKG 4.0 shareware framework has arrived. Download openpkg-4.0.0-20100101 now. The OpenPKG 4.0 release is the bridge from previous RPM4-based frameworks to the new RPM5-based framework and is key for a smooth upgrade. (more…)

OpenPKG 4.x approaching

Monday, December 7th, 2009

This has been posted to the “openpkg announce” mailing list on 2009-12-07 (more…)

OpenPKG run-time license check failed

Tuesday, October 14th, 2008

If a RPM5-based OpenPKG 4.x Framework suddenly stops working your run-time license might have expired. To remedy the problem you must acquire a valid license. (more…)

OpenPKG: Binary software stacks made easy

Saturday, October 27th, 2007

You may know that OpenPKG makes it easy to create a custom software stack for any Unix from source. The included tools also allow easy reuse of the binaries created during the build process, enabling users to run setups using one build host for each platform, then distributing the binaries across a large number of compatible machines. (more…)

OpenPKG: 32bit vs. 64bit

Wednesday, July 4th, 2007

Lessons learned from attempting to create a pure 64bit OpenPKG instance on a system made from mixed 32bit/64bit parts. OpenPKG builds and runs fine in any “pure” environment where parts are either all 32bit or all 64bit. Problems and limitations arise from any attempt to mix 32/64. (more…)

OpenPKG: shift gear to CURRENT

Thursday, June 28th, 2007

OpenPKG development has been shrunken to CURRENT. Here is how I recently switched a lot of instances running releases and snapshots version to CURRENT. (more…)

OpenPKG: commemoration for Apache 1

Saturday, June 23rd, 2007

2007-Jun-22 10:54:02 UTC – one of the most mature, widespread, beloved and best maintained applications from the OpenPKG software distribution, the Apache 1 Web server, has been dispunged from the repository. Check-in 35737 heralds a new world order where Apache 1 is ultimately replaced by it’s designated successor, the Apache 2 HTTP Server. A minute of silence in commemoration for the passing Apache 1.3.37, please. (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: configuration

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Migrating the configuration is a manual task. The commands below aid you finding out what has been configured. (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: packages

Wednesday, March 14th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as OpenPKG management user to obtain another shell script that downloads, builds and installs the latest packages from the appropriate repository. The packages and options are taken from the management users` instance. (more…)

cloning OpenPKG: bootstrap

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as OpenPKG management user to obtain a command that builds a OpenPKG binary bootstrap clone from source. (more…)

opening a screen for every OpenPKG instance

Tuesday, March 13th, 2007

Run this shell code snippet as root user to open a screen for every OpenPKG instance and switch to the appropriate management user. (more…)