epm(1) Easy Software Products epm(1)
epm - create software packages.
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 ]
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:
Generate an AIX distribution suitable for installation on an AIX system.
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 system.
Generate an IRIX distribution suitable for installation on an system running IRIX.
Generate RPM packages for LSB-conforming systems. The lsb-signed format uses the GPG private key you have defined in the ~/.rpmmacros
Generate an native distribution. This uses rpm for Linux, inst for IRIX, pkg for Solaris, swinstall for HP-UX, bsd for FreeBSD, Net-
BSD, 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 Solaris.
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]
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.
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.
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
The --setup-types option specifies the setup.types file to include with the distribution. This option is currently only supported by porta-
The --output-dir option specifies the directory to place output file into. The default directory is based on the operating system, version,
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.
The EPM list file format is now described in the epm.list(5) man page.
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
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 MER-
CHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.
26 August 2008 ESP Package Manager epm(1)