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       gpt-bundle - Creates binary or source bundles from an installation or a collection of
       source packages.


       gpt-bundle [options] packages


            -verbose                       Print copious output
            -help                          Print usage
            -man                           Print man page.
            -version                       Print GPT version.
            -srcdir=PATH                   Directory containing source packages
            -tmpdir=PATH                   Directory used to create binary packages
            -installdir=PATH               Directory containing an installation
            -bn=NAME                       Name of the bundle
            -bv=MAJOR.MINOR                Version of the bundle
            -bs=STABILITY                  Stability of the bundle contents
            -bl=VERSION                    Version Label of the bundle
            -native                        Create bundles of native pkgs (RPMs only).
            -all                           Bundle everything in the package directory..
            -nodeps                        Don't include any dependent packages.
            -nosetups                      Don't include dependent setup packages.
            -template                      Outputs empty Bundle Def XML file.
            -bundledef=FILE                Outputs XML file with command line values.
            -exclude=PACKAGE               Don't include PACKAGE in bundle
            -config=FILE                   Use bundle options stored in FILE
            -xml=FILE                      XML bundle description file
            -output=FILE                   Name of the bundle file,
            -rpmprefix=PATH                Absolute path encoded in the RPM.
            -buildnumber=NUMBER            Build number used for pgm_static packages
            -rpmlicense=LABEL              License Label added to the RPM header
            [packages]                     List of packages to be bundled


       gpt-bundle Creates binary or source bundles from an installation or a collection of source
       packages.  These bundles can then distributed be installed using gpt-install or gpt-build.
       A bundle consists of a collection of packages and a XML formatted description file.

       The script accepts a list of packages from the command line or from an inputed bundle
       description file.  It expands this list to include all of the packages that the listed
       packages depend on. It then uses this expanded list to create a new bundle description
       file which is then added to the collection of packages to form a bundle.

       gpt-bundle assumes that all of the packages needed to create a source bundle are found in
       one subdirectory identified by the -srcdir switch.

       gpt-bundle assumes that all of the packages need to create a binary bundle are installed
       in a location identified by the -installdir flag or $GLOBUS_LOCATION.

       The list of packages that can be entered from the command line are of the form
       NAME-FLAVOR-PACKAGE_TYPE.  The wildcard character '*' can also be used.


               Specifies where the directory containing your source packages is.  If this is
               used, a source bundle will be created.  Note that this flag is required to create
               source bundles.

               Specifies where the installation used for creating binary bundles is.
               $GLOBUS_LOCATION is the default.

               Specifies the input bundle description file.  A new file will be generated using
               the contents of this file and included in the bundle.

               The name of the bundle.  This name is stored in the bundle description file and
               used as part of the bundle filename if -output is not specified.

               This is the bundle version number.  It is stored in the bundle description file
               and used for bundle updates.  It is also used for the bundle filename if
               -bundlelabel is not specified.

               This is the bundle version label. It is stored in the bundle description file as a
               string and so can accomodate any versioning scheme.  The label is used in user
               queries, and as part of the bundle filename.

               This is the bundle version stability.  It is a field that is used to indicate the
               stability of this version of the bundle.  The field can have values of
               experimental, alpha, beta, or production.  The default vaule is experimental.  The
               field is stored in the bundle description file and used for user queries.

               Specifies the where the directory is that gpt-bundle should use to store generated
               binary packages.

       -all    Tells gpt-bundle to bundle all of the packages in the source package directory or

       -native Tells gpt-bundle to also bundle packages that are in the native format of the
               operating system.  Presently this only works for RPMS on linux.  gpt-bundle will
               output two bundle giving the native bundle a platform specific extension such as

       -nodeps Tells gpt-bundle to only include the packages specified--do not check for or
               include dependencies.

               Tells gpt-bundle to exclude any packages that are pulled in by a setup
               dependencies.  Note that setup packages that are listed on the command line will
               still be added to the bundle..

               This option excludes the listed packages from the created bundle.  It can be
               specified multiple times with the final listing used being an aggregate of all the
               listed packages.  This option can be abbreviated as

               This is an alternative way to specify the bundle name.  The output file is put in
               the directory from which gpt-bundle was invoked if no path was given, in a
               directory relative it if a relative path was given, or in the absolute location,
               if given.

               Creates an empty Bundle XML that can be modified and used to create a new bundle.

               Creates an XML file with name equal to FILE.gpt-bundle.xml.  This file will
               contain a GPT Bundle definition with values set to those passed in on the command

               This should be set to the path to your GLOBUS_LOCATION.  GPT will use a value of
               "/usr/grid" if this option is not specified.

               Provides an alternate copyright label for the rpms. The default is whatever GPT
               was configured with.

       -help   Print a brief help message and exits.

               Build number used to version static packages.

       -man    Prints the manual page and exits.

               Prints the version of GPT and exits.

Bundle Definition File Overrides

       The -bundle* switches can be used to override content in the bundle definition file
       inputted by the -xml switch.  The relationship between the switches and the bundle
       definition file contents is shown in the following table:

         I<Switch>         I<Element>         I<Attribute>

         -bundlename       GPTBundleData      Name
         -bundleversion    BundleReleaseInfo  Major, Minor
         -bundlelabel      BundleReleaseInfo  VersionLabel
         -bundlestability  VersionStability   Release

Bundle Names and Versions

       gpt-bundle encourages a naming convention for bundle filenames.  The convention can be
       overriden using the -output switch.  The convention is as follows:

         NAME-VERSION-src_bundle.tar.gz for source bundles
         NAME-VERSION-ARCH-gpt.tar.gz for gpt binary bundles. ARCH is the platform ID.
         NAME-VERSION-ARCH-rpm.tar.gz for rpm binary bundles.

       NAME comes from the -bundlename switch.  VERSION comes from the -bundlelabel switch.  If
       this switch is not used then VERSION comes from the -bundleversion switch.

       Unless overrided by the switches previously mentioned, the values for can also be
       extracted from the bundle definition file inputted by the -xml switch.


       gpt-build(8) gpt-install(8) gpt-pkg(8)


       Michael Bletzinger <>,  Eric Blau <> and Patrick
       Duda <>