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NAME

       pacoball - Binary package support for paco(8).

SYNOPSIS

       pacoball [-bgftv] [-d DIR] [-1..9] [-a|<packages>]
       pacoball -e [-ltv] [-C DIR] [-r DIR] <pacoballs>

DESCRIPTION

       By  default,  pacoball  may  be  given  one  or  more  package names as
       arguments, and for each of those packages it creates a  binary  tarball
       (.tar.bz2 or .tar.gz) containing all the currently installed files. For
       this to work the input packages have  to  be  registered  in  the  paco
       database.
       Leading  slashes  (’/’) are stripped from the paths of the files in the
       tarballs.

       With option -e, pacoball admits one or more previously created tarballs
       ("pacoballs")   as  arguments,  and  installs  them  into  the  system,
       optionally logging the installation with paco.

       Mandatory arguments to long options are  mandatory  for  short  options
       too.

GENERAL OPTIONS

       -t, --test
              Test compressed file integrity.

       -h, --help
              Show usage information and exit.

       -v, --verbose
              Verbose output.

       -V, --version
              Display version information and exit.

PACKAGE CREATION OPTIONS

       -a, --all
              Create  a pacoball for each package logged in the paco database.

       -d, --directory=DIR
              Create the pacoballs in directory DIR (default is ’.’).

       -b, --bzip2
              Compress with bzip2 (this is the default).

       -g, --gzip
              Compress with gzip.

       -#     Set the compression level  (speed/quality  balance).  ’#’  is  a
              number  between 1 (faster compression) and 9 (best compression).

       --fast An alias for -1.

       --best An alias for -9.

       -f, --force
              Force overwrite of existing output files.

PACKAGE EXTRACTION OPTIONS

       -e, --extract
              Extract (install) the given <pacoballs>,  in  directory  ’/’  by
              default.

       -l, --log
              Log  the file extraction with paco(8), retrieving the appropiate
              package name from the name of the pacoball.

       -C, --root=DIR
              Extract the files into directory DIR (as the -C option in  tar).

       -r, --fakeroot=DIR
              With  -l: Remove leading DIRs from the logged files, and log the
              package in DIR/LOGDIR.

FILES

       /etc/pacorc - paco configuration file
       /var/log/paco - default paco log directory

WEB SITE

       The latest version of pacoball should be always available at:
            http://paco.sourceforge.net

COPYRIGHT

       Copyright (C) 2004-2009 David Rosal <davidrr@sourceforge.net>
       This is free software; see the source for copying conditions.  There is
       NO  warranty;  not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
       PURPOSE.

SEE ALSO

       paco(8), pacorc(5), superpaco(8), rpm2paco(8)