XPM is an experimental branch of fpm (effing package management). Both simplify generating DEB, RPM, OSX, Solaris packages and some language-specific bundle systems. Cross package maker (XPM) adds simpler target building per "-t deb,rpm,ipk" and convenient update filters. It also introduces a Windows EXE target, IPK/Listaller packages, support for PHP Phar archives, Composer bundle to system conversion, and a SRC input filter (for self-contained packaging info in scripting languages). "xpm" is parallely installable to the mainline "fpm" tool.
18.104.22.1685 Apr 2015 03:15
Add an even more general update filter, which utilizes make scripts
called `Packfile`. (Can be utilized for mid-packaging tweaks.).
- Add mandatory `Source:` control field for DEB packages.
- Guard absent documentation comment when reading -s src files.
- Introduce brute force charset detection, assume UTF-8, else L1/ASCII.
- Fix default file mode for write_changelog, and fix lintian bug with
absent md5sum for stub changelog. Prepare parseable DEP-5 license list.
- Introduce preprocessor filter utilizing preprocess.py.
- Enhance -s src plugin with some relative target path inheritance.
Absolute paths aren't modularizable yet. And be more precautious with
comment syntax consistency.
- Make -u fixperms ignore symlinks and chmod woes.
- Composer target: strip VCS #hashversion suffixes. Reinstate RPM support
with php-composer(vnd/pkg) serialization. Handle tilde, caret and
asterisk specifiers more concretely. Downcase version suffixes for DEB.
Add --composer-no-alt flag to avoid phar- php- combinations.
- Phar target: Add --phar-x flag for executable flag. Remove --phar-stub
prefix path. Classmap building avoids chdir now, uses Canonic_Autoloader
tokenizer implementation. Default attributes are better filtered.
- Src plugin: retain invocation script as `main` file in attrs .
22.214.171.1245 Jan 2015 21:05
Cleanup of composer plugin for more isolated multi-target creation,
configurable --prefix, supports php+phar alternatives in dependencies. More
complete path cleanups for plugin chains. Update filters -u and target -t
options can now be repeated . Introduce --attr flag to add control fields .
Added filename lowercasing plugin. Deprecated fpm options are now hidden in
the help list, still available.
126.96.36.1997 Dec 2014 03:15
Restructured staging/conversion step to separate flags and dependency
resolution for multi-target building.
Composer module changed to match Debian/Fedora packaging guidelines.
Prefixed vendor/ path is omitted, composer managebility averted.
Dependency transformation still is somewhat rough.
Phar, Src, Exe, Composer module now use :attrs instead of .
Added backtrace output for generic error message.
Simple update filter added to "unprefix" input system packages.
188.8.131.522 Dec 2014 20:45
Branch derived from fpm 1.3.3. This release introduces the Windows SFX
installer builder (.exe target), support for Listaller cross-distro
packages (.ipk), simple PHP Phar archive building, and Composer bundle to
rpm/deb conversion. It also adds the "src" source plugin for simpler
packing of scripting-language based apps (with self-contained meta
information and packaging data in source file comments). Multi-target
building with -t deb,rpm,exe,ipk is another major feature, as are update
filers -u man,desktop,appdata to avoid a few manual build tasks.
Debian package signing was added. Minor additions to zip and tar plugins.