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swbis

http://www.gnu.org/software/swbis/
'swbis' aims to implement the POSIX packaging standard with useful extensions. Working utilities include swpackage, swverify, swcopy, swlist, and swinstall. Package security is provided by embedded control files containing md5, sha1, and sha512 digests, and GPG signatures. swbis is back-compatible with free software source tarballs because package meta-data is contained in-band in the prescribed directory. Since swbis supports nil control directory names, the package layout need not change except for the addition of this directory. The swbis utilities are network transparent by direct use of SSH, and do not have to be installed on the target hosts. swbis run-time packages can be delivered, by swinstall, to any GNU, BSD, or Unix-like host with no new provisioning requirements for the remote host. Since run-time packages are POSIX tar archives, they may be unpacked using the system tar utility. The spec is available at http://www.opengroup.org/publications/catalog/c701.htm.

Documentation

User manpages included and available in HTML format from http://www.gnu.org/software/swbis/manual.html

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Download

Download version 1.11 (stable)
released on 25 April 2011

VCS Checkout

cvs -z3 -d:pserver:anonymous@cvs.savannah.gnu.org:/sources

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Licensing

LicenseVerified byVerified onNotes
GPLv3orlaterKelly Hopkins30 March 2010



Leaders and contributors

Contact(s)Role
Jim Lowe Maintainer


Resources and communication

Audience Resource type URI
Bug Tracking E-mail mailto:bug-swbis@gnu.org


Software prerequisites

This entry (in part or in whole) was last reviewed on 23 October 2013.



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