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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.

       %arch all
            Uses following files and directives on all processor architectures.

       %arch architecture [... architecture]
            Uses following files and directives on the named processor architectures.

       %arch !architecture [... architecture]
            Uses following files and directives on all but the named processor architectures.

       %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.

       %literal(section) line

       %literal(section) <file

       %literal(section) <<string
            Specifies format-specific literal data for packaging. Currently  only  supported  for
            RPM and PKG packages.

       %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.

       %subpackage

       %subpackage name
            Selects the named subpackage; if no name is given, selects the main (parent) package.

       %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 1999-2010 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.