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epm - create software packages.

epm(1) Easy Software Products epm(1)

NAME

epm - create software packages.

SYNOPSIS

epm [ -a architecture ] [ -f format ] [ -g ] [ -k ] [ -m name ] [ -n[mrs] ] [ -s setup.xpm ] [ --depend ] [ --help ] [ --keep-files ] [ --output-dir directory ] [ --setup-image setup.xpm ] [ --setup-program /foo/bar/setup ] [ --setup-types setup.types ] [ -v ] [ name=value
... name=value ] product [ listfile ]

DESCRIPTION

epm generates software packages complete with installation, removal, and (if necessary) patch scripts. Unless otherwise specified, the files required for product are read from a file named " product.list".
The -a option ("architecture") specifies the actual architecture for the software. Without this option the generic processor architecture is used ("intel", "sparc", "mips", etc.)
The -f option ("format") specifies the distribution format:
aix
 
Generate an AIX distribution suitable for installation on an AIX system.
bsd
 
Generate a BSD distribution suitable for installation on a FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD system.
deb
 
Generate a Debian distribution suitable for installation on a Debian Linux system.
inst, tardist
 
Generate an IRIX distribution suitable for installation on an system running IRIX.
lsb, lsb-signed
 
Generate RPM packages for LSB-conforming systems. The lsb-signed format uses the GPG private key you have defined in the ~/.rpmmacros file.
native
 
Generate an native distribution. This uses rpm for Linux, inst for IRIX, pkg for Solaris, swinstall for HP-UX, bsd for FreeBSD, NetBSD, and OpenBSD, and osx for MacOS X. All other operating systems default to the portable format.
osx
 
Generate a MacOS X software package.
pkg
 
Generate an AT&T software package. These are used primarily under Solaris.
portable
 
Generate a portable distribution based on shell scripts and tar files. The resulting distribution is installed and removed the same way on all operating systems. [default]
rpm, rpm-signed
 
Generate a Red Hat Package Manager ("RPM") distribution suitable for installation on a Red Hat Linux system. The rpm-signed format uses the GPG private key you have defined in the ~/.rpmmacros file.
setld
 
Generate a Tru64 (setld) software distribution.
slackware
 
Generate a Slackware Linux software distribution.
swinstall, depot
 
Generate a HP-UX software distribution.
Executable files in the distribution are normally stripped of debugging information when packaged. To disable this functionality use the -g option.
Intermediate (spec, etc.) files used to create the distribution are normally removed after the distribution is created. The -k option keeps these files in the distribution directory.
The -s and --setup-image options ("setup") include the ESP Software Wizard with the specified GIF or XPM image file with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable and RPM distributions.
The --setup-program option specifies the setup executable to use with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable distributions.
The --setup-types option specifies the setup.types file to include with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable distributions.
The --output-dir option specifies the directory to place output file into. The default directory is based on the operating system, version, and architecture.
The -v option ("verbose") increases the amount of information that is reported. Use multiple v's for more verbose output.
The --depend option lists the dependent (source) files for all files in the package.
Distributions normally are named "product-version-system-release-machine.ext" and "product-version-system-release-machine-patch.ext" (for patch distributions.) The "system-release-machine" information can be customized or eliminated using the -n option with the appropriate trailing letters. Using -n by itself will remove the "system-release-machine" string from the filename entirely. The "system-release-machine" information can also be customized by using the -m option with an arbitrary string.
Debian, IRIX, portable, and Red Hat distributions use the extensions ".deb", ".tardist", "tar.gz", and ".rpm" respectively.

LIST FILES

The EPM list file format is now described in the epm.list(5) man page.

KNOWN BUGS

EPM does not currently support generation of IRIX software patches.

SEE ALSO

epminstall(1) - add a directory, file, or symlink to a list file
 
mkepmlist(1) - make an epm list file from a directory
 
epm.list(5) - epm list file format
 
setup(1) - graphical setup program for the esp package manager Copyright 1999-2008 by Easy Software Products, All Rights Reserved.
This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2, or (at your option) any later version.
This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
ESP Package Manager 26 August 2008