W-Packager is a packager similar to dpkg that can be used by anyone to create and maintain Debian packages under Linux or other Unix systems. The aim of the project is primarily to have a workable version of a packager that can be compiled on many systems, including those that do not support fork(). At this time, W-Packager is used within UniGW. It can also be used under Linux.
|Tags||Software Distribution Database Systems Administration Software Distribution Tools Installation/Setup Archiving Packaging|
|Operating Systems||Unix Windows Windows|
Release Notes: This release fixes several bugs in the compression/decompression code. Large packages or packages with the "wrong" size would break because of return code mishandling. A deconfiguration prerm script is run and the status is set as expected ("Unpackged"). Several fixes have been made to the libexpr library. This release is made using the libraries available as DLL/.so so one can use them in their software as such instead of using the archives. It fixes handling of many fields in the control file. You are strongly encouraged to upgrade if you were using 0.7.1 or older.
Release Notes: This release fixed bz2 compression and ar creation for large packages. The memfile maximum size is now 1Gb instead of 128Mb. A check was added for empty ar filenames. The lzma and xz tests were fixed so that such files can be added to data.tar.gz. Many dependency tests were fixed. --output-dir and --output-filename options were added for --install. Pre-configurations are now done as expected. --root was fixed so that a full path is always used. Several --remove bugs were fixed. Several installation definitions in CMakeLists.txt were fixed.
Release Notes: This could nearly be a 1.0 version since it is mostly complete (wpkg is very much equivalent to dpkg now, except for dselect capabilities which the authors do not intend to include in wpkg, anyway). This version does not depend on boost at all (all the dependencies (zlib and bz2) are included in the source package and linked as one tool without any DLL dependencies).
Release Notes: This version checks dependencies before installing and before removing packages.