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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.