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Manual Reference Pages  -  EPM (1)

NAME

epm - create software packages.

CONTENTS

Synopsis
Description
Options
Environment
List Files
See Also
Copyright

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

epm(1) 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".

OPTIONS

The following options are recognized:
-a architecture
  Specifies the actual architecture for the software. Without this option the generic processor architecture is used ("intel", "sparc", "mips", etc.)
-f aix Generate an AIX distribution suitable for installation on an AIX system.
-f bsd Generate a BSD distribution suitable for installation on a FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD system.
-f deb Generate a Debian distribution suitable for installation on a Debian Linux system.
-f inst
-f tardist
Generate an IRIX distribution suitable for installation on an system running IRIX.
-f lsb
-f 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.
-f native
  Generate a 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 OS X. All other operating systems default to the portable format.
-f osx
-f osx-signed
Generate an OS X software package. The osx-signed format uses the signing identity in the EPM_SIGNING_IDENTITY environment variable.
-f pkg Generate an AT&T software package. These are used primarily under Solaris.
-f 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]
-f rpm
-f 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.
-f setld
  Generate a Tru64 (setld) software distribution.
-f slackware
  Generate a Slackware Linux software distribution.
-f swinstall
-f depot
  Generate a HP-UX software distribution.
-g Disable stripping of executable files in the distribution.
-k Keep intermediate (spec, etc.) files used to create the distribution in the distribution directory.
-m name Specifies the platform name as a string. The default is to use the auto-generated name from the -n option.
-n[mrs] Specifies the operating system and machine information that is included in the package name. 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 appropriate trailing letters. Using -n by itself will remove the "system-release-machine" string from the filename entirely. The letter ’m’ includes the architecture (machine). The letter ’r’ includes the operating system version (release). The letter ’s’ includes the operating system name.
-s setup.ext
-v
  Increases the amount of information that is reported. Use multiple v’s for more verbose output.
--depend
  Lists the dependent (source) files for all files in the package.
--output-dir directory
  Specifies the directory for output files. The default directory is based on the operating system, version, and architecture.
--setup-image setup.ext
  Include the ESP Software Wizard with the specified image file with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable distributions.
--setup-program /foo/bar/setup
  Specifies the setup executable to use with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable distributions.
--setup-types setup.types
Specifies the setup.types file to include with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by portable distributions.

ENVIRONMENT

The following environment variables are supported by epm\R.
The common name that should be used when signing a package.
 

LIST FILES

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

SEE ALSO

epminstall(1), mkepmlist(1), epm.list(5), setup(1).

COPYRIGHT

Copyright [co] 1999-2015 by Michael R Sweet, 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.

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1 September 2015 EPM (1) ESP Package Manager

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