gpt-pkg (8) - Linux Manuals

gpt-pkg: Creates flavored binary packages out of an installation


gpt-pkg - Creates flavored binary packages out of an installation


gpt-pkg [options] packages


     -verbose                          Print copious output
     -help                             Print usage
     -man                              Print man page.
     -version                          Print GPT version.
     -native                           Create native pkgs as well as GPT pkgs (RPMs only).
     -all                              Archive everything in the package directory..
     -installdir=PATH                  Override $GLOBUS_LOCATION
     -pkgdir=PATH                      Directory to put the packages
     -rpmprefix=PATH                   Absolute path encoded in the RPM.
     -buildnumber=NUMBER               Build number used for pgm_static packages
     -rpmlicense=LABEL                 License Label added to the RPM header
     [packages]                        List of packages to be archived


gpt-pkg Creates binary packages from an installation. The installation needs to contain GPT packaging data files. An installation is created by running gpt-build on a collection of source packages or bundles.


Installed files such as executables that are found in pgm and ptm_static packages will overwrite one another when multiple flavors of the same package are built by gpt-build. To preserve multiple flavors of these files, gpt-build copies them into flavored subdirectories. For example, the program $GLOBUS_LOCATION/bin/foo will be copied into the location $GLOBUS_LOCATION/bin/gcc32/shared if it was built with dynamically with the gcc32 flavor. gpt-pkg retrieves these files and copies them back to their proper location before packaging them. Thus gpt-pkg will also overwrite these files as it archives the different flavors of a pgm package.


Specify the directory in which the installed files currently live. If this argument is not supplied, the value of the environment variable GLOBUS_LOCATION is used instead.
Packages all of the binaries in an installation.
Creates a package in the native packaging format. Currently only rpm is supported.
This should be set to the path to your GLOBUS_LOCATION. GPT will use a value of ``/usr/grid'' if this option is not specified.
Provides an alternate copyright label for the rpms. The default is whatever GPT was configured with.
Prints out all of the build messages.
Appends all of the build messages to FILE. This option also sets -verbose.
Print a brief help message and exits.
Prints the manual page and exits.
Prints the version of GPT and exits.

pgm and pgm_static packages

gpt-build copies the files for these packages in a flavored location because different flavors of these types of packages will conflict with each other. gpt-pkg restores these files when it packages pgm and pgm_static types.


Michael Bletzinger <> and Eric Blau <>


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