Provided by: epm_4.2-2_i386 bug

NAME

       epm - create software packages.

SYNOPSIS

       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 ]

DESCRIPTION

       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:

       aix
            Generate an AIX distribution suitable for installation on  an  AIX
            system.

       bsd
            Generate  a  BSD  distribution  suitable  for  installation  on  a
            FreeBSD, NetBSD, or OpenBSD system.

       deb
            Generate a Debian distribution  suitable  for  installation  on  a
            Debian Linux system.

       inst, tardist
            Generate  an  IRIX  distribution  suitable  for installation on an
            system running IRIX.

       lsb, 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.

       native
            Generate an 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  MacOS  X.  All  other  operating
            systems default to the portable format.

       osx
            Generate a MacOS X software package.

       pkg
            Generate  an AT&T software package. These are used primarily under
            Solaris.

       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]

       rpm, 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.

       setld
            Generate a Tru64 (setld) software distribution.

       slackware
            Generate a Slackware Linux software distribution.

       swinstall, depot
            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
       option.

       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
       distributions.

       The --setup-types option specifies the setup.types file to include with
       the  distribution.  This option is currently only supported by portable
       distributions.

       The --output-dir option specifies the directory to  place  output  file
       into.  The default directory is based on the operating system, version,
       and architecture.

       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.

LIST FILES

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

KNOWN BUGS

       EPM does not currently support generation of IRIX software patches.

SEE ALSO

       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

       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
       MERCHANTABILITY  or  FITNESS  FOR  A  PARTICULAR  PURPOSE.  See the GNU
       General Public License for more details.