.package files?

Polytropon freebsd at edvax.de
Thu Sep 6 14:57:33 UTC 2012

On Thu, 06 Sep 2012 18:07:37 +1000, Da Rock wrote:
> Just a quickie- has anyone been able to install a .package file on FBSD?
> File offered an interesting diagnosis: bash script 4 file. Opening in ee 
> (gedit had kittens) displayed that it was indeed a bash script file with 
> one massive difference: there is a line that says skipline=<insert 
> number here>, and from that line number onward it is encoded.

Is this possibly a shell arthive from Linux?
Try "man shar" for more information. Or is it
a kind of shell archive that contains a binary
or uuencode-encoded data block? You could extract
that block manually to a separate file and then
try uudecode (or some other decoder) on it.
It's possible that it is a "self-contained
installer" from a Linux distribution...

Keep on fighting, Blondie has puppies. :-)

Magdeburg, Germany
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