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       bg-installer - Standardized installer program.


       bg-installer [top-directory] <LIST


       The  program  bg-installer reads an installation instruction file from standard input, and
       executes the instructions in the directory named on the command line.

       Each line in the file is an individual instruction.  Blank lines and lines beginning  with
       "#"  are ignored.  Lines beginning with ">", if present, instruct bg-installer as to which
       base directory to use (see below).  All other lines must have following format:


       CMD    is a single character specifying the installation command, optionally  followed  by
              "?" indicating the command should only execute if the source exists.  If the "?" is
              followed by a name, it is used instead of SOURCE as the filename to test.

       OWNER  (optional) is the owner user ID or name for the target file.

       GROUP  (optional) is the group ID or name for the target file.

       MODE   is the permissions of the installed file in octal.

       DIR    is the subdirectory of the installation prefix for the destination file.

              (optional) is the name of the file to  install  into  the  directory.   It  may  be
              omitted for directories.

       SOURCE (optional)  is  the  name  of  the  source  file to install, if it differs from the
              destination file, or the path in the symlink.

       If SOURCE contains wildcards, the command is repeated once for each matching filename.

       If FILENAME is empty, it is replaced with the value of SOURCE  after  wildcard  expansion.
       Each  instance  of  "$N"  in FILENAME where "N" is a single digit is replaced with the Nth
       part of the source filename.  "$0" is replaced with the whole source filename.

       The  target  filename  is  "PREFIX/TOP/DIR/FILENAME"  where  "PREFIX"  is  the  value   of
       $install_prefix  if it is set, TOP is the directory given on the command line, and DIR and
       FILENAME given in the installation file.

       o      "c" lines copy regular files from the current directory

       o      "d" lines create directories

       o      "s" lines create symlinks (UID, GID, and MODE are ignored)

       o      "l" lines copy libraries using libtool

       When bg-installer encounters a base directory directive, as indicated above, it opens  the
       file named conf-BASE (where BASE is the word on the directive line), reads the first line,
       and uses that as the base directory (prefixed by $install_prefix as above).


       -v, --verbose
              List the files as they are processed.

       -n, --dry-run
              Don't modify any files, just display.

       -c, --check
              Check destinations instead of installing.

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



       This reads conf-bin, and installs prog1 and setuid root prog2 (if it was built) under  it.
       It then reads conf-include, creates the directory package under it, and installs pkgbase.h
       as base.h in that directory. It also creates a symlink package.h to package/base.h.


              If set, is prefixed to all destination file names.


       Bruce Guenter <>