XBPS 0.27

The X Binary Package System
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XBPS (X Binary Package System) is a system that uses some ideas from other free available implementations such as dpkg (and its frontend apt-get), RPM, Pacman and pkg_install from FreeBSD/NetBSD, etc.

XBPS is a binary package system implemented and designed from scratch.

Main features:

  • Packages are built in a chroot.
  • Simple dependency handling.
  • Metadata handling via NetBSD's proplib.
  • Multiple binary package repositories.
  • SHA256 checking of source distribution files.
  • Built-in code to find and remove package orphans.
  • Built-in code to upgrade packages.
  • Built-in code to search for packages and its information from registered repositories.
  • Built-in code to support INSTALL/REMOVE scripts at pre/post installation/removal of binary packages.
  • Built-in handling support for configuration files.
  • Support for noarch packages.
  • Different compression methods of binary packages via libarchive.
  • Only C code and portable shell scripting.
  • The C code is extensively tested via valgrind (periodically) to fix possible memleaks. Let me know if you find one!
  • It is able to build multiple binary packages from a single source build, also called subpackages.
  • Automatic compression of manual pages while building from source.
  • Automatic (un)registration of GNU info files in binary packages.
  • Support for running multiple triggers in binary packages.

last updated on:
November 30th, 2013, 9:30 GMT
license type:
BSD License 
developed by:
Juan RP
ROOT \ System \ Software Distribution
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What's New in This Release:
  • This version contains a long awaited feature: RSA signed repositories.
  • Plus the standard set of bugfixes and miscellaneous performance improvements.
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