If you currently manage your organization's installation of
Open Source software and are interested in what we offer, follow the
procedure below to sample the installation of some of our packages
using our cross-platform package installation tool, pkgutils. The pkgutils tool is a requirement to
install the eval packages.
Note: This is not an evaulation of all or even
most of the packages we offer. It
is simply an evaluation of our package installation and removal
procedure and a sampling of the directory structure we use for our
Sample packages are available for all of our supported
platforms, Solaris, HP-UX, AIX, Tru64 UNIX, and IRIX in the native
package manager format ("pkgadd" for Solaris, "depot" for HP-UX, "lpp"
for AIX, "setld" for Tru64 UNIX, and "inst" for IRIX). Packages
install into "
/opt/TWWfsw" and are self-contained, easing
the management of our 350+ applications. Online
documentation exists for our package installation tool providing
detailed instructions on using the pkg-inst program
to install the packages from our remote repository, the
pkg-rm program to remove packages, and the
pkg-info program to list installed packages. The pkgutils package installation suite is
cross-platform, saving you time and effort in learning the package
installation tools provided with each platform.
Our solution provides the following advantages:
- Cross-platform solution to managing Open Source software
- Support for the major UNIX platforms
- Support for the native package manager format
- Continuity across platforms wrt package version, compilation
options, and installation paths
- Cross-platform tool to install, remove, and list packages
- Security fixes, bug fixes, up-to-date releases