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The Depot: A Framework for Sharing Software Installation Across Organizational & UNIX Platform Boundaries

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Author(s)

K Manheimer, B Warsaw, Steve Clark, W Rowe

Abstract

A depot is a coherent framework for distributing and administering non-OS-distribution UNIX applications across extensible numerous and diverse computer platforms. Is designed to promote reliable sharing of the expertise and disk resources necessary to maintain elaborate software packages. If facilitates software installation, release, and maintenance across multiple platforms and diverse host configurations. We have implemented the depot using conventional UNIX subsystems and resources combined with policies for coordinating them. This paper presents the specific aims, structure, and rationale of the depot framework in sufficient detail to facilitate its implementation elsewhere.
Proceedings Title
Proceedings of the Fourth USENIX Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA)
Conference Location
, USA

Keywords

applications, computers, framework, platforms, software, UNIX

Citation

Manheimer, K. , Warsaw, B. , Clark, S. and Rowe, W. (1990), The Depot: A Framework for Sharing Software Installation Across Organizational & UNIX Platform Boundaries, Proceedings of the Fourth USENIX Large Installation Systems Administration (LISA), , USA, [online], https://tsapps.nist.gov/publication/get_pdf.cfm?pub_id=821346 (Accessed April 19, 2024)
Created April 30, 1990, Updated October 12, 2021