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PACOBALL

PACOBALL

Section: System (8) Updated: 28 June 2010
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NAME

pacoball - Binary package support for paco(8).  

SYNOPSIS

pacoball [-bgftv] [-d DIR] [-1..9] [-a|<packages>]
pacoball -e [-ltv] [-C DIR] <pacoballs>  

DESCRIPTION

By default, pacoball may be given one or more package names as arguments, and for each of those packages it creates a binary tarball (.tar.bz2 or .tar.gz) containing all the currently installed files. For this to work the input packages have to be registered in the paco database.
Leading slashes ('/') are stripped from the paths of the files in the tarballs.

With option -e, pacoball admits one or more previously created tarballs ("pacoballs") as arguments, and installs them into the system, optionally logging the installation with paco.

Mandatory arguments to long options are mandatory for short options too.  

GENERAL OPTIONS

-t, --test
Test compressed file integrity.
-h, --help
Show usage information and exit.
-v, --verbose
Verbose output.
-V, --version
Display version information and exit.
 

PACKAGE CREATION OPTIONS

-a, --all
Create a pacoball for each package logged in the paco database.
-d, --directory=DIR
Create the pacoballs in directory DIR (default is '.').
-b, --bzip2
Compress with bzip2 (this is the default).
-g, --gzip
Compress with gzip.
-#
Set the compression level (speed/quality balance). '#' is a number between 1 (faster compression) and 9 (best compression).
--fast
An alias for -1.
--best
An alias for -9.
-f, --force
Force overwrite of existing output files.
 

PACKAGE EXTRACTION OPTIONS

-e, --extract
Extract (install) the given <pacoballs>, in directory '/' by default.
-l, --log
Log the file extraction with paco(8), retrieving the appropiate package name from the name of the pacoball.
-C, --root=DIR
Extract the files into directory DIR (as the -C option in tar).
 

FILES

/etc/pacorc - paco configuration file
/var/log/paco - default paco log directory  

WEB SITE

The latest version of pacoball should be always available at:
       http://paco.sourceforge.net
 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright (C) 2004-2009 David Rosal <davidrr@sourceforge.net>
This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  

SEE ALSO

paco(8), pacorc(5), superpaco(8), rpm2paco(8)


 

Index

NAME
SYNOPSIS
DESCRIPTION
GENERAL OPTIONS
PACKAGE CREATION OPTIONS
PACKAGE EXTRACTION OPTIONS
FILES
WEB SITE
COPYRIGHT
SEE ALSO

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