kpkg is the binary Kwort package manager. It allows you to install, remove and download and upgrade packages.
Written in C, it make use of sqlite3, libarchive and curl APIs in order to perform its tasks.
Building kpkg will also build the db_creator binary required to create mirrors databases (you only need this program if you will create a mirror). In order to build both just type make:
Install procedure will only install kpkg in /usr/bin. To install the binary run make with the install parameter:
To use kpkg, please, refer to the man page provided by typing:
man 8 kpkg
Creating new databases
Kpkg uses by default the file /var/packages/installed.kdb as installed packages database. In case you want to create it from scratch you can do the following:
cat << EOF > init_kpkg.sql CREATE TABLE PACKAGES(NAME TEXT KEY ASC, VERSION TEXT, ARCH TEXT, BUILD TEXT, EXTENSION TEXT, TEXT CRC, TEXT DATE); CREATE TABLE FILESPKG(NAME TEXT, FILENAME TEXT NOT NULL, CRC TEXT); EOF sqlite3 -init init_kpkg.sql /var/packages/installed.kdb