LCFG::Build::Tools - LCFG software release tools
This documentation refers to LCFG::Build::Tools version 0.3.1
LCFG::Build::Tools is a suite of tools designed to handle the releasing of LCFG software projects and the creation of packages. Support is available for developing projects within a version-control systems (currently either CVS or None). By default a source tar file is generated along with a specfile for building binary RPMs. Support is provided for building binary RPMs directly. Work is under way to also fully support the generation of MacOSX packages.
Although this software is designed for managing LCFG projects there is nothing that requires the software be for LCFG. All the tools included are designed to more widely applicable.
This suite has been intentionally designed to be easy to extend to support new version-control systems (e.g. subversion, git, etc) and new package formats (e.g. for Debian). It has also been designed to ensure that it is easy to extend with additional command modules. For further details see the online documentation at http://www.lcfg.org/doc/buildtools/
This is a list of the LCFG build tool modules in this suite. You should see the separate perl documentation for information on how to use the modules.
Generic utilities for building packages.
Utilities for building RPM packages.
Utilities for building MacOSX packages.
Build tool base class, only tool developers need to care about this.
Tool for checking the macro usage in your project.
Tool for tagging source code as a particular (micro-version) release.
Tool for tagging source code as a particular minor-version release.
Tool for tagging source code as a particular major-version release.
Tool for packaging tagged source code into a tar file.
Tool for packaging tagged development code into a tar file.
Tool for packaging tagged source code into a tar file and generating RPMs
Tool for packaging tagged source code into a tar file and generating an SRPM
Tool for packaging tagged development code into a tar file and generating RPMs.
Tool for packaging tagged source code into a tar file and generating packages for MacOSX
Tool for packaging tagged development code into a tar file and generating packages for MacOSX
Some of the tools use template files, by default it is assumed that the standard template directory is
/usr/share/lcfgbuild/templates. You can override this using the
LCFG_BUILD_TMPLDIR environment variable. If you have done a local (i.e. non-root) install of this module then this will almost certainly be necessary.
After successfully running a command it will exit with code zero. An error will result in a non-zero error code.
The templates are processed using the perl Template Toolkit.
For building RPM packages you will need
This is the list of platforms on which we have tested this software. We expect this software to work on any Unix-like platform which is supported by Perl.
Fedora12, Fedora13, ScientificLinux5, ScientificLinux6, MacOSX7
There are no known bugs in this application. Please report any problems to firstname.lastname@example.org, feedback and patches are also always very welcome.
Stephen Quinney <email@example.com>
Copyright (C) 2008 University of Edinburgh. All rights reserved.
This library is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GPL, version 2 or later.