epm - create software packages.
[ -a architecture
] [ -f format
] [ -g ] [ -k ] [ -m
] [ -n[mrs] ] [ -s setup.xpm
] [ --depend ] [ --help ] [
--keep-files ] [ --output-dir directory
] [ --setup-image
] [ --setup-program /foo/bar/setup
] [ --setup-types
] [ -v ] [ name=value
] product [ listfile
generates software packages complete with installation, removal, and
(if necessary) patch scripts. Unless otherwise specified, the files required
are read from a file named "
option ("architecture") specifies the actual
architecture for the software. Without this option the generic processor
architecture is used ("intel", "sparc", "mips",
option ("format") specifies the distribution format:
Generate an AIX distribution suitable for installation on an AIX
Generate a BSD distribution suitable for installation on a FreeBSD, NetBSD,
or OpenBSD system.
Generate a Debian distribution suitable for installation on a Debian Linux
- inst, tardist
Generate an IRIX distribution suitable for installation on an system running
- 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.
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.
Generate a MacOS X software package.
Generate an AT&T software package. These are used primarily under
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.
Generate a Tru64 (setld) software distribution.
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
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.
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
option specifies the setup executable to use with the
distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable
option specifies the setup.types
file to include
with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable
option specifies the directory to place output file
into. The default directory is based on the operating system, version, and
option ("verbose") increases the amount of information
that is reported. Use multiple v's for more verbose output.
option lists the dependent (source) files for all files in
Distributions normally are named
"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
option with an arbitrary string.
Debian, IRIX, portable, and Red Hat distributions use the extensions
".deb", ".tardist", "tar.gz", and
The EPM list file format is now described in the epm.list(5)
EPM does not currently support generation of IRIX software patches.
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
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