depothelper 2.20 (C) Connect Internet Solutions Limited 2010-2018 Written by Richard K. Lloyd <firstname.lastname@example.org> This software is GPLv3-licensed - please see the LICENSE file. One common problem that a lot of users of our HP-UX archive site have is that many packages have multiple dependencies that can be tiresome to download and install as separate depots. We did consider a bundle system or a remote software depot, but decided against them because they would require a large amount of extra filestore to accommodate them. Instead, this depothelper script was created, which allows root to non-interactively download and install a package automatically, including any dependencies that are required. This release also allows root to uninstalled a set of packages and, if possible, their dependencies as well. Here's the current syntax message output by "depothelper -?": Syntax: depothelper [options] package[-version] [package[-version]...] Options are as follows: -a <architecture> specifies the machine architecture (ia64|hppa) -b <bitness> specifies the bitness of depot downloads (32|64, default 32) -c <cache directory> specifies the cache directory for downloaded files -e <expiry_days> set number of days before cache package expiry (default 93) -f forces depot downloads/installs, even if already downloaded/installed -h (or -?) displays this syntax message -l [package[-version]...] lists packages with their dependencies. If no parameter is supplied, all installed packages are displayed -n will download the depots but not install them. If -u is also supplied, then a list of depots (including any dependencies) to be uninstalled will be displayed rather than actually being uninstalled -o <version> specifies the depot OS version to download (11.11|11.23|11.31) -p <host:port> specifies that an FTP proxy server will be used -r will remove downloaded depots that successfully installed -u uninstalls the specified packages and if possible, uninstalls their dependencies as well You need to be root on an HP-UX 11.11, 11.23 or 11.31 machine when running depothelper. If that machine doesn't have a direct connection to the internet, you can use an FTP proxy host and port (-p option) - note that this has to be a true FTP proxy (e.g. ftpproxy which is on the HP-UX archive) rather than Squid handling ftp:// requests. Important deprecation note: All platforms other than 32-bit PA-RISC HP-UX 11.31 and 64-bit Itanium 2 HP-UX 11.31 are now deprecated. On 31st August 2018, the archive will remove all binary depots on deprecated platforms and there will also be a new depothelper release to coincide with this.