Unix installpkg

Piercarlo Grandi pcg at aber-cs.UUCP
Thu Oct 12 22:39:09 AEST 1989

In article <908 at fiver.UUCP> palowoda at fiver.UUCP (Bob Palowoda) writes:
      Is there a standard script for UNIX 3.2 install program? 
    I noticed some UNIX's copy the files over to a directory before
    installing them and some mount the floppy than install the software.
    Dumb question but is there suppose to be a standard for this?

Yes, especially for installing device drivers; but in general the format is
the same for any type of package. If my memory serves me right, it is
described at length in the ESIX manual, in some appendix, and in the AT&T 10
volume set (I cannot remember whether in the Utilities Release notes or the
SysAdm guide or whatever).

I was recently horrified to see that ISC floppies are in a different format,
albeit similar.
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