Book format: An electronic version of a printed book that can be read on a computer or handheld device designed specifically for this purpose.
Publisher: Date:6/24/2008 - Charles River Media
By: Jay G. Scott
"Packaging Software" provides a complete guide to using the GNU Build System (autoconf, automake, libtool, and pkgconfig) as well as the formal packaging tools used by Sun and Red Hat, to build portable software programs that can be used across multiple UNIX operating systems. Unlike other books that cover software packaging, this book provides a helpful introduction to get novice software developers started with the packaging process in a hurry. From there, the book goes on to cover Autoconf, Automake, building source trees, Libtool, Pkg-config, RPM, Solaris's packaging tools, and much, much more. This is a perfect guide for any programmer, project manager, software architect, application developer or designer who wants to port code from one machine or environment to another, or write packages for the various free software groups, like GNU, Open Source, GNOME, and freedesktop.org.