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Sencap is a simple ENCAP software manager. Encapping is a method of installing software from source tarballs into private trees (bin, lib, man, share) and symlinking them to the system tree (e.g. /usr/local). Uninstallation of encapped software is quick, reliable and easy. Encapping is best used to augment the default package manager, not to replace it.

Operating Systems

Recent releases

  •  15 Nov 2002 06:42

    Release Notes: This release includes updates to the gettext code which should solve compilation problems on some Linux distributions, as well as some other minor bugfixes.

    •  03 Mar 2002 12:05

      Release Notes: This version includes a bugfix in the handling of sencap private tree paths. Instead of absolute paths, as returned by getcwd(), sencap now uses private tree path obtained from PWD environment variable. This fixes problems when an already sencapped private tree is moved and a symlink to new location is created in the original location.

      •  17 Feb 2002 19:13

        Release Notes: This release has updated documentation with a step by step example of how to use sencap.

        •  16 Feb 2002 11:43

          Release Notes: An autoconf/automake build environment, internationalization, and basic "install", "remove" and "check" functionalities were added.


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