The OpenPKG project released version 1.2 of their unique RPM-based cross-platform Unix software packaging facility. OpenPKG 1.2 provides 361 selected packages which include proven versions of popular Unix software — all carefully packaged for easy deployment on the six officially supported Unix platforms FreeBSD 4.7 and 5.0, Debian GNU/Linux 2.2 and 3.0, and Sun Solaris 8
and 9. Highlights in this version are a new approach for package build-time option handling, a fully reorganized and extended packaging of the Perl 5.8 language, and the availability of a new utility package “openpkg-tool” which
allows automated updating of whole OpenPKG instances with complex dependencies and used build-time options.