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NAME

       mccs - package dependency solver

SYNOPSIS

       mccs [options]

DESCRIPTION

       mccs  (which  stands  for  Multi  Criteria CUDF Solver) is a solver for package dependency
       problems expressed in the CUDF format. By default, mccs reads a problem specification from
       standard input, and writes the solution to standard output.

OPTIONS FOR CONTROLLING INPUT/OUTPUT

       -i file
              Read input from file file instead of standard input.

       -o file
              Write the solution to file instead of standard output.

       -fo    full solution output

       -v n   set verbosity level to n.

       -h     print this help

OPTIONS FOR SELECTING THE SOLVER ENGINE

       By default, mccs uses the cbc solving engine.

       -lpsolve
              use lpsolve solver

       -lp lpsolver
              specify a solving engine that takes the cplex input format. lpsolver is the path of
              a script that takes as input the file name containing the  cplex  input,  and  that
              produces  the  solution  on  standard  output  (an  example  for  scip  is given in
              /usr/share/doc/mccs/engines/sciplp).

       -pblib pbsolver
              use pseudo-Boolean solver pbsolver as solving engine.

       -nosolve
              do not solve the problem (for debugging)

OPTIONS FOR CONTROLLING CONSTRAINT GENERATION

       -noreduce
              do not reduce the initial problem

       -only-agregate-constraints
              generate only agregate constraints

       -only-desagregate-constraints
              generate only deagregate constraints (default)

       -all-constraints
              generate all kind of constraints (ensure redundancy)

OPTIONS FOR CONTROLLING OPTIMIZATION

       See the  file  /usr/share/doc/mccs/README.optimization-criteria  for  a  full  grammar  of
       optimization criteria.

EXAMPLES

       An example input file can be found at /usr/share/doc/mccs/examples/legacy.cudf.

           mccs -i legacy.cudf

       calls  mccs  on  examples/legacy.cudf  and prints the solution on stdout. With such a call
       mccs will resort to the default underlying solver cbc and use a default criterion to solve
       the problem.

           mccs -i legacy.cudf -o sol -lexagregate[-removed,-changed]\
           -lpsolve

       Here, mccs puts the solution into the  file "sol" and solves the problem using the lpsolve
       solver with the paranoid criterion, which consists  of  first  minimizing  the  number  of
       removed  packaged,  and  then  the  number  of packages that change installation status or
       installed version.

           mccs -i legacy.cudf -o sol \
           -lexsemiagregate[-removed,-notuptodate,\
           -nunsat[recommends:,true],-new]

       The criterion used here is the trendy criterion, which consists of  first  minimizing  the
       number  of  package  removals,  then to minimize the number of installed packages that are
       installed in a version older the most recent  available  version,  then  to  minimize  the
       number  of  recommendations  of installed packages that are not satisfied, and finally the
       number of newly installed packages.

AUTHOR

       mccs has been written by Claude Michel <cpjm@polytech.unice.fr>. The development  of  mccs
       has been partly supported by the European research project Mancoosi.

                                            9 May 2011                                    mccs(1)