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packinit: initialize or update your .package file


packinit - initialize or update your .package file


Packinit will create (or update) a .package file, so that all the dist tools can be smart and know some basic things about your package, such as its revision number, or the e-mail address of its maintainer. Packinit should be run from the top level directory of your package, before using any other dist tool. Later on, you may rerun it to update some of its values. Packinit will create a single file and leave the remaining of your directory undisturbed.
Packinit defines the following variables in your .package file: baserev The baseline revision number. cext The list (space separated) of file extensions identifying potential holders of C symbols. This is added to the default .[chyl] extension lookup. Shell- style patterns may be used. changelog The name of the ChangeLog file managed by patlog. changercs Boolean stating whether RCS logs are to be made part of ChangeLog. copyright Name of the file used for Copyright expansion. ftpdir Directory where patches are located on the FTP site. ftpsite Name of the FTP site where patches may be retrieved from. list_addr Address of the package mailing list where users may post messages to. list_manager Type of list manager attached to the list administrative request address. list_name Name of the package users mailing list. list_request Address where subscribe and unsubscribe requests for the package mailing list should be sent to. list_sub Format of the subscribe requests. list_unsub Format of the unsubscribe requests. list_users A boolean string set to 'true' when there is a mailing list set up for discussion about the package. mailagent A boolean string set to 'true' when people are allowed to retrieve patches via mailagent @SH mailpatch commands. maintloc E-mail address of the package maintainer, preferably in Internet format. maintname Full name of the package maintainer. mydiff Name of the diff program to be used when computing a patch. newsgroups Newsgroup list where new patches should be posted to, empty for no postings. orgname Full name of the organization where the package maitainer resides, or path to a file containing that name. package Name of the package. packver Version of the packinit program that built the .package file. patchbranch Name of the RCS branch used to store subsequent updates of a file after a baseline has been released. recipients People who should be sent newly issued patches. shext The list (space separated) of file extensions identifying potential holders of shell symbols. This is added to the default .SH extension lookup. Shell-style patterns may be used. Note that only .SH extensions are looked up by Configure for automatic shell extraction with variable substitutions, no matter what this variable is set to.


.package File holding all the package-related values


Larry Wall <lwall@netlabs.com> (version 2.0) Raphael Manfredi <ram@hptnos02.grenoble.hp.com>


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