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Old 05-12-2006, 02:09 AM   #1
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What is a .package?

I've found a program I'd like to install, but I don't know what to do with it. It's a .package file. Now, I'm fully familiar with .rpm, and I'm using Debian. I've heard of but never encountered a Slackware .tgz, and of course good ol' compile them yourself tar.gz. This is a new one though, and googling for it isn't getting useful results because it ignores the "." at the beginning and well... can you guess just how many totally irrelevant matches I got?
Old 05-12-2006, 02:24 AM   #2
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I don't know what's it really but try:-

file <filename.package>

It will tell you if it knows
Old 05-12-2006, 08:20 AM   #3
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It may be an autopackage file.
Old 05-12-2006, 10:17 AM   #4
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Originally Posted by T.Hsu
It may be an autopackage file.
Gods... I think you're right. I remember a LinuxJournal article about that now you mention it. It says it's a Bourne-Again script executable. I'll check out autopackage, that's what I was wondering in the first place and couldn't remember the name.

EDIT: It is an autopackage. I just installed it. This is pretty spiffy, if I had the patience I'd try building a distro off of it.

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