LXPSF(1)

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NAME

       lxpsf - Translate packages to a tar archive with a PSF.

SYNOPSIS

       lxpsf [options] [package_file]

DESCRIPTION

       Lxpsf  reads the input package and writes a tar or cpio archive to std-
       out, depending on the native (or  encapsulated)  format  of  the  input
       package.   The  output  layout  has  a  single  leading directory named
       according to the name, version, and release attributes.

       The first regular file is ``PSF'', and is a IEEE  1387.2-1995  (ISO/IEC
       15068-2:1999)  Product  Specification File containing the package meta-
       data.  Subsequent files are control data represented as files, and, the
       files  of  the  distribution.   The output is designed so the swpackage
       utility is able to form a Posix package from the installed output.

       Currently,  RPM format v3 (both source and binary), Debian Package for-
       mat,  Slackware  runtime  packages  and  plain vanilla tarballs (with a
       leading directory path) are supported for translation.


   Options
       -p ,--psf-only
              Write only the psf file to stdout.

       -A ,--psf-form1
              A PSF form for RPM translation (deprecated).

       -A ,--psf-form2
              A second PSF form for RPM translation (deprecated).

       -A ,--psf-form3
              A third PSF form for RPM translation (current).


       -H format
              Force the specified format.  The  choices  are  currently
              (only) ustar.

       -x ,--use-recursive-fileset
              Use  "file  *"  instead of individual file definitions in
              the PSF.

       -r ,--no-leading-path
              use "." as the leading archive path.

       -o ,--info-only
              Write the INFO file for the rpm archive to stdout.

       -D ,debug-level=TYPE
              Always set to "link"

HOWTO Use with swpackage

       Either install into file system or use the -W source=- option of
       GNU swpackage.

         cat your_rpm.rpm |
         lxpsf --format=ustar --psf-form3 |
         (mkdir /tmp/swbis; cd /tmp/swbis && tar xpf -; exit $?) &&
         (cd /tmp/swbis && swpackage -s PSF @- ) | tar tvf -

         cat your_rpm.rpm |
         lxpsf --format=ustar --psf-form3 |
         swpackage -W source=- -s@PSF @- | tar tvf -

FILES

RELATED STANDARDS
       POSIX.1, IEEE 1387.2, XDSA C701

IDENTIFICATION

        The RPM translation program of the swbis project.
        DATE: 2010-02-22
        Revision: 1.5

SEE ALSO

       swbisparse(1), swpackage(8)

BUGS

       Probably  many. A de-facto conversion policy is intimated in the
       PSF by this program.




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