SCO Unix, Xenix and ODT General FAQ

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What is SCO Unix Skunkware?

This is an ancient post with no relevance to modern systems.

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The brief summary: Skunkware is a collection of programs which people have compiled for SCO operating systems. These may have been ported by SCO staff on their own time, by their authors, or by anyone else. None of them are supported by SCO. The contents of all Skunkware discs are available from The current version may also be ordered on-line from

This was from the SCO Skunkware folks:

This question is addressed in the Skunkware FAQ but I should probably
update that entry and make it a little more clear. The FAQ says:

Where can I find Skunkware for SCO ODT / SCO UNIX 3.2v4? 

All of the previous releases of Caldera Skunkware are still on-line and 
accessible via either ftp or http at :                           
     Skunkware for SCO ODT and SCO UNIX 3.2v4 systems 
     The Caldera Skunkware 5 release for OpenServer systems (vintage 1995) 
     The Caldera Skunkware 96 release for OpenServer and UnixWare systems
     (vintage 1996) 
     FTP directory for all previous Caldera Skunkware releases

I should add that everything since Skunkware 96 in the summer of 1996
has been integrated into under the
appropriate OS subdirectory (osr5/uw7/ou8).

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