spftools is a set of utilities for maintaining foreign packages under slashpackage. These tools let you install foreign packages—those that are not designed for installation under /package—in /package, much as you would do with rpm, apt, etc., for their respective package formats.

This package is discussed on the spf list. New releases are announced on the prjware-announce list.


spftools is devoid of warranty and is distributed under the GNU General Public License, version 2. But that doesn't mean it's necessarily a good idea for you to distribute modified versions. I'd like to know if you plan to do that.

This link always points to the latest version (currently 2010.01.03).

Older versions are published for historical interest.

You can get the latest development sources with:

$ git clone git://git.dogmap.org/spftools.git


To run spftools, you need my sptools package.


slashpackage is a good thing. You can read more about it here. If you don't already have /package, create it (on any filesystem you like, as long as it's accessible by the name “/package”):

# mkdir -p /usr/local/package
# ln -s /usr/local/package /
# chmod +t /package/.

Then run sp-install:

# sp-install spftools-VERSION.tar.bz2

Or, if you like to do things manually, unpack the tarball and run package/install:

# cd /package
# bunzip2 < /path/to/spftools-VERSION.tar.bz2 |
> tar -xpf -
# cd admin/spftools-VERSION
# package/install

Read package/README and package/INSTALL for more detailed instructions.


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