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NAME

       epm.list - epm list file format.

DESCRIPTION

       Each  EPM  product has an associated list file that describes the files
       to include with the product. Comment lines begin with the "#" character
       and  are  ignored.  All other non-blank lines must begin with a letter,
       dollar sign ("$"), or the percent sign ("%") as follows:

       $name=value
            Sets the named variable to value. Note: Variables set in the  list
            file  are overridden by variables specified on the command-line or
            in the current environment.

       %copyright copyright notice
            Sets the copyright notice for the file.

       %description description text
            Adds a line of descriptive  text  to  the  distribution.  Multiple
            lines are supported.

       %format format [... format]
            Uses  following  files  and  directives  only  if the distribution
            format is the same as format.

       %format !format [... format]
            Uses following files  and  directives  only  if  the  distribution
            format is not the same as format.

       %if variable [... variable]

       %if !variable [... variable]

       %ifdef variable [... variable]

       %ifdef !variable [... variable]

       %elseif variable [... variable]

       %elseif !variable [... variable]

       %elseifdef variable [... variable]

       %elseifdef !variable [... variable]

       %else

       %endif
            Conditionally  includes  lines  in  the  list  file. The %if lines
            include the lines that follow if the  named  variables  are  (not)
            defined  with  a  value.  The  %ifdef lines include the lines that
            follow if the named variables are (not) defined  with  any  value.
            These conditional lines cannot be nested.

       %include filename
            Includes files listed in filename.

       %incompat product

       %incompat filename
            Indicates that this product is incompatible with the named product
            or file.

       %install script or program
            Specifies a script or program  to  be  run  after  all  files  are
            installed.    (This   has   been  obsoleted  by  the  %postinstall
            directive)

       %license license file
            Specifies the file to display as the software license.

       %packager name of packager
            Specifies the name of the packager.

       %patch script or program
            Specifies a script or program  to  be  run  after  all  files  are
            patched.  (This has been obsoleted by the %postpatch directive)

       %postinstall script or program

       %postinstall <scriptfile

       %postinstall <<string
            Specifies  a  script  or  program  to  be  run after all files are
            installed.

       %postpatch script or program

       %postpatch <scriptfile

       %postpatch <<string
            Specifies a script or program  to  be  run  after  all  files  are
            patched.

       %postremove script or program

       %postremove <scriptfile

       %postremove <<string
            Specifies a script or program to be run after removing files.

       %preinstall script or program

       %preinstall <scriptfile

       %preinstall <<string
            Specifies  a  script  or  program  to  be run before all files are
            installed.

       %prepatch script or program

       %prepatch <scriptfile

       %prepatch <<string
            Specifies a script or program to  be  run  before  all  files  are
            patched.

       %preremove script or program

       %preremove <scriptfile

       %preremove <<string
            Specifies a script or program to be run before removing files.

       %product product name
            Specifies the product name.

       %readme readme file
            Specifies a README file to be included in the distribution.

       %remove script or program
            Specifies  a  script  or  program to be run before removing files.
            (This has been obsoleted by the %preremove directive)

       %release number
            Specifies the release or build number of a  product  (defaults  to
            0).

       %replaces product
            Indicates that this product replaces the named product.

       %requires product

       %requires filename
            Indicates that this product requires the named product or file.

       %vendor vendor or author name
            Specifies the vendor or author of the product.

       %version version number
            Specifies the version number of the product.

       %system system[-release] [... system[-release]]
            Specifies  that  the  following  files should only be used for the
            specified operating systems and releases.

       %system !system[-release] [... system[-release]]
            Specifies that the following files should  not  be  used  for  the
            specified operating systems and releases.

       %system all
            Specifies that the following files are applicable to all operating
            systems.

       c mode user group destination source

       C mode user group destination source
            Specifies a configuration file for installation. The  second  form
            specifies  that  the  file  has  changed  or  is new and should be
            included as part of a patch. Configuration files are installed  as
            "destination.N" if the destination already exists.

       d mode user group destination -

       D mode user group destination -
            Specifies  a  directory  should  be  created  when  installing the
            software. The second form specifies that the directory is new  and
            should be included as part of a patch.

       f mode user group destination source [nostrip()]

       F mode user group destination source [nostrip()]
            Specifies  a file for installation. The second form specifies that
            the file has changed or is new and should be included as part of a
            patch. If the "nostrip()" option is included, the file will not be
            stripped before the installation is created.

       f mode user group destination source/pattern [nostrip()]

       F mode user group destination source/pattern [nostrip()]
            Specifies one or more files for installation using shell  wildcard
            patterns. The second form specifies that the files have changed or
            are new and should  be  included  as  part  of  a  patch.  If  the
            "nostrip()"  option  is  included,  the  file will not be stripped
            before the installation is created.

       i mode user group service-name source ["options"]

       I mode user group service-name source ["options"]
            Specifies an initialization script for  installation.  The  second
            form  specifies  that the file has changed or is new and should be
            included as part of a patch. Initialization scripts are stored  in
            /etc/software/init.d  and  are  linked  to the appropriate system-
            specific directories for run levels 0, 2, 3, and 5. Initialization
            scripts  must  accept  at  least  the start and stop commands. The
            optional options following the source filename can be any  of  the
            following:

            order(string)
                 Specifies the relative startup order compared to the required
                 and used system functions. Supported  values  include  First,
                 Early, None, Late, and Last (OSX only).

            provides(name(s))
                 Specifies names of system functions that are provided by this
                 startup item (OSX only).

            requires(name(s))
                 Specifies names of system functions that are required by this
                 startup item (OSX only).

            runlevel(levels)
                 Specifies the run levels to use.

            start(number)
                 Specifies the starting sequence number from 00 to 99.

            stop(number)
                 Specifies the ending sequence number from 00 to 99.

            uses(name(s))
                 Specifies  names  of  system  functions that are used by this
                 startup item (OSX only).

       l mode user group destination source

       L mode user group destination source
            Specifies a symbolic link in the  installation.  The  second  form
            specifies  that  the  link  has  changed  or  is new and should be
            included as part of a patch.

       R mode user group destination
            Specifies that the file is to be removed upon patching.  The  user
            and  group  fields  are  ignored.   The mode field is only used to
            determine if a check should be made for a previous version of  the
            file.

LIST VARIABLES

       EPM maintains a list of variables and their values which can be used to
       substitute values in the list file. These variables are  imported  from
       the  current  environment and taken from the command-line and list file
       as provided.  Substitutions occur when the variable name is  referenced
       with the dollar sign ($):

           %postinstall <<EOF
           echo What is your name:
           read $$name
           Your name is $$name
           EOF

           f 0555 root sys ${bindir}/foo foo
           f 0555 root sys $datadir/foo/foo.dat foo.dat

       Variable  names can be surrounded by curley brackets (${name}) or alone
       ($name); without brackets the name is terminated  by  the  first  slash
       (/), dash (-), or whitespace. The dollar sign can be inserted using $$.

SEE ALSO

       epm(1) - create software packages
       epminstall(1) - add a directory, file, or symlink to a list file
       mkepmlist(1) - make an epm list file from a directory

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright 1999-2003 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.