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Payload Delivery Vehicle

Payload Delivery Vehicle (PDV) is a program that builds an executable that contains a complete package (e.g. and RPM, System V package or tar file) and the commands required to install it. When the executable is run it will extract the payload (the package) and then execute another command (such as rpm -i, pkgadd -d etc.). The big advantage to this is that a developer can hand a user a single file to be executed - the end user does not need to know how to extract the package or get it installed.

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Recent releases

  •  30 Sep 2001 15:16

    Release Notes: Some problems with the help/agreement text files that are larger than 1K were corrected.

    •  09 Sep 2001 22:23

      Release Notes: A feature was added to optionally require the user of a package to agree to an agreement before the package will extract itself. There are some minor installation bugfixes.

      •  05 Feb 2001 05:29

        Release Notes: This release includes an optional X11/Motif interface for making PDV packages, spec files to make it easier for users to recreate a PDV package without having to memorize long command lines, some more error handling for ENOMEM, notes on manual installation in INSTALL, restoring of file permissions on output files after extracting a payload file, and tune-ups to a few of the regression tests.

        •  19 Oct 1999 16:16

          Release Notes: Initial public release.


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