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Welcome to SEPP

On this site we publish the OETIKER+PARTNER fork of SEPP (also called OP-SEPP).

SEPP is a Software Deployment System which was developed by Tobias Oetiker.

Initially SEPP was developed and used at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology and since Tobi is working for OETIKER+PARTNER AG also used in our own and many customer installations of OETIKER+PARTNER.

Learning SEPP

If you want know more about SEPP, make sure to read the SEPP Documentation (outdated but still true in concepts).

Or take a look at the SEPP paper presented at LISA'98 in Boston.

And just in case you wonder, SEPP is still alive! Check out the package list of OETIKER+PARTNER or the package list of ISG.EE at ETH Zürich.

Getting SEPP

To install SEPP on your own system you need two things:

  • The latest stable version (1.5.x) of the SEPP package or a checkout of the SEPP subversion directory
  • An installation of perl (version 5.8.x or higher) including the Config::Grammar package
  • An installation of rsync
  • Unpack the sepp distribution in a subdirectory (in the default case called '/usr/sepp')

A tarball of SEPP (1.5.0) is available here.

The subversion repository is accessible through svn:// or by browsing the source (Browse Source).


SEPP is freely available under the GNU Public License (GPL 2 or later).

Further Informations

  • Mailinglist

If you are using SEPP, please make sure you Subscribe to the SEPP mailinglist by sending an email with the subject "subscribe" to sepp-request@…. There is an archive of past list activitiy.

  • Who is using SEPP outside ETH Zurich
  • Bernafon AG, Switzerland, 20 Solaris 8 / Solaris 9 / Debian
  • Oticon (Copenhagen), 60 Solaris / RedHat? / Debian
  • SONY Network and Software Technology Center Europe and SONY Visual Products Europe - Brussels, 200 Solaris 8
  • Paul Scherrer Institut, Switzerland, 60 Solaris 8 (With AFS) and a growing number of Linux Boxes
  • Department of Mathematics and Physics, Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University,Denmark, 7 Solaris 8/9
  • Dipartimento di Ingegneria Elettronica Universita` di Roma "Tor Vergata", 20 PC Debian/RedHat?

Please send additions to this list to: ISG.EE

  • sepp-get

SEPP and sepp-get are made available for free and as is. There is no warranty concerning their functionality. We are, however, interested in your feedback, extensions, bug fixes, etc. If you need a feature not currently provided by the SEPP tools and don't have the resources to extend them yourself, we can make you an offer for a project to extend them for you.

Good luck!