This is to announce the availability of a proposal for the packaging
of third-party scsh libraries.
This proposal consists in a document describing how third-party scsh
libraries should be packaged in order to be easily installed and used
on a host system. Apart from the document itself, a small installation
library is also provided. Its aim is to make it easy to write scsh
scripts which install packages according to the proposal. This library
is required to install packages.
The proposal document and the installation library are available at
the following location:
Additionally, a "package kit" for Mike Sperber's port of Oleg
Kiselyov's SSAX library is available from the same location. This kit
provides a script to install SSAX according to the proposal, using the
Finally, forthcoming releases of sunterlib, sunet, scsh-yp and scx
will conform to the proposal.
Comments on this proposal are welcome.