How to install optional package directly from zip file?

I have some zip files I’d like to install which are already pre-configured as optional packages (found them from other places on the web). The installoptionalpackage script goes to a specific website and does the necessary installation.

Is there another script available which takes a pre-configured optional package zip file (e.g., located in my /boot/home directory) as an argument and installs it?


Hi steveh2009!

The “magic” of installoptionalpackage is to download the package that fits your Haiku revision, i.e. version and compiler version (gcc2/gcc4). Then it just expands them in /boot/. If you already have the (correct) package, you can do that last part yourself.