|Systems Management: Software Administration|
|Document Number: X98AD|
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This Product Standard defines a standard set of facilities for the administration of software across distributed systems. The facilities include packaging of software for distribution, distribution of software to systems, installation and configuration of software on systems, and removal of software from systems. It defines a software package layout, and a set of utilities to operate on the package layout and on the software installed from it.
A product registered as conformant to this Product Standard must meet the implementation conformance requirements identified in IEEE Std. 1387.2-1995, Section 188.8.131.52, Conforming POSIX-7.2 Implementation, or those identified in Section 184.108.40.206, Limited Conformance POSIX-7.2 Implementation. The product Conformance Statement must identify whether it is a Conforming POSIX-7.2 or a Limited Conformance POSIX-7.2 implementation. IEEE Std. 1387.2-1995 specifies software structures and layout for software distributions, but it does not specify the use of any particular media and media standards, nor any specific protocols for communication within a distributed system. The product Conformance Statement must therefore identify:
IEEE Std. 1387.2-1995.
Command Language as defined in ISO/IEC 9945-2:1993 (POSIX-2).1
As defined in IEEE Std. 1387.2-1995, Section 5, Software Package Layout.
This Product Standard refers directly to IEEE Std. 1387.2-19952 to which it therefore automatically defers.
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