Meta Packager is a multi packager software, it helps you to create binary package for software deployment. Thus from only one description file, it will generate for you install package in all supported format.For example: You have develope a software, which could be used by everyone, but you are not specialist of portability issue, so you compile your software on HP-UX, Open BSD, Debian, Red Hat, but you will not create all descriptions files for every native package for HP-UX, BSD, Debian, Red Hat, here mpkg help you, you write only one description file, which explain where are binaries files, what is your package name ... you call mpkg, and it generate you native package for HP-UX, BSD, ...
If you prefere create a shell-script install, that your problem, but tell you that native package solution are powerfull, and permit a lot of features like update, uninstall, standar directory, most of user don't like to install unknown package, which could destruct their system, whereas native package are secure.
This software is under GNU Public License (GPL), in its version number 2. You could get more information if you follow that link GNU Public License.
That's a great question, for the moment I don't provide direct download from this
web address, but that's should come later.
Well, all depends of your wish, the most of you should see on
http://sourceforge.net/projects/mpkg/, there you could get project summary, and
download the latest release, or old stable release too. For your help, you could found
any mailing list address, and other good help tools.
But, if you're a hacker, and you like alpha release and source code, see CVS repository see CVS informations.
Well, if you found any bugs, and I hope, you'll found any, send an email with good description of problem to mpkg-bugs AT lists.sourceforge.net, and if you have any time, we are happy to receive the patch, which deletes bug.
I am the only one to develop Meta packager, this project was originally call EPM, but for
differents reason, I need to change any things, but EPM maintenair didn't reply to my email,
this is the reason why I've decide to create mpkg, and to diffuse my changes.
Anyone can help us, you need to create an account on SourceForge, and send me an email with the reason, why you would develop mpkg, and your qualifications, etc. And I will give you enough write to work on Meta packager.