The epkg Encap Package Manager

epkg is an Encap Package Manager. For more information about the Encap Package Management System, see the Encap Archive.

The current version of epkg is epkg-2.3.9.

  1. Download epkg Source Code
  2. Download epkg Binaries
  3. Run-Time Prerequisites
  4. epkg Features
  5. Planned Features for the Future

Download epkg Source Code

The epkg source code is available from:
ftp://ftp.encap.org/pub/encap/epkg/epkg-2.3.9.tar.gz
If you are compiling epkg from source, it is recommended (but not required) that you first install the following libraries:
Package Description Home Site Encap Packages
zlib adds native gzip capability
(if not installed, external gzip binary will be used)
http://www.gzip.org/zlib/ search
libtar adds native tar capability
(if not installed, external tar binary will be used)
http://www.feep.net/libtar/ search
fget adds native FTP capability http://www.feep.net/fget/ search
cURL adds native HTTP capability http://curl.sourceforge.net/ search
expat adds package profile support
(also requires GNU m4 at run-time)
http://expat.sourceforge.net/ search

Download epkg Binaries

Binaries of epkg are available as Encap packages for a variety of platforms.

To install one of these Encap packages, use something like this:

# mkdir -p /usr/local/encap
# cd /usr/local/encap
# zcat /path/to/epkg-2.3.9.tar.Z | tar xvvpf -
# epkg-2.3.9/bin/epkg epkg
See the enclosed manpages for details.


Run-Time Prerequisites

The following packages may be required at run-time:
Package Description Home Site Encap Packages
gzip used by both epkg and mkencap if not compiled with zlib support ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/gzip/ search
bzip2 used by both epkg and mkencap http://sources.redhat.com/bzip2/ search
GNU tar used by both epkg and mkencap if not compiled with libtar support ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/tar/ search
GNU m4 required if using mkencap for package profiles ftp://ftp.gnu.org/gnu/m4/ search

epkg Features

epkg offers a number of extremely useful features and extentions to the normal Encap package format:

Planned Features for the Future

Here are some additional features and changes being considered for future releases of epkg:
Mark D. Roth <roth@feep.net>