Packadm is a set of tools for doing configuration management of installed software packages.

The basic idea is that each software package is installed in its own directory and then linked into a common directory for ease of access. The packages available through the common directory is controlled using the tools in Packadm. Packadm supports adding, deleting, replacing and querying packages in this common directory. A prerequisite for using packadm is that the package name and version is part of the name of the directory where the package is installed.

The motivation for using Packadm is that:

Packadm has been in use since late 1995 with good results and has been used to manage both ordinary program packages (like packadm) and TeX macros.

The current release is stable.

The following files are available:

packadm-1.0.tar.gz (49237 bytes)