binary package

binary package

(software)
An archive file that contains all files and directories that must be installed in order to make a working installation of the program(s) included in the package, and the maintainer scripts necessary for the installation. A binary package is usually specific to a certain platform, in contrast to a source package.
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It can be downloaded via a binary package from the company's website at http://www.mellanox.com.
The source code, binary package and documents can be obtained from that page.
Developers from multiple Linux distributions and companies have collaborated on the snap universal Linux package format, enabling a single binary package to work perfectly and securely on any Linux desktop, server, cloud or device.
"With LSB we are now able to provide our product as a single binary package per platform, and not per distribution.
The key advantage of Switchdev for network administrators and software developers is an open source driver that doesn't rely on any vendor-specific binary packages, with a well-known, well-documented and open data plane abstraction that is native to Linux.
For improved usability, version 3.0 offers one-click installation and access to binary packages for popular Linux distributions.
For Android Lollipop system images, these come with binary packages that restore supported devices to out-of-the-box or factory states.
All Built-to-Spec Custom Linux Distributions can be configured and ordered online, and every Distribution includes full source code and pre-built binary packages (RPMs) for cross-development toolchain and development packages for the target embedded processor; pre-built target root file system (and corresponding sources) with a range of packages that provide features for the embedded Linux run-time environment; and a Linux kernel configured for the specified processor/board TimeSys