Really, EPM is a wrapper for any package manager used in your operating system.
$ epm --help
to see list of all supported commands.
The main goal of the project is to provide the same package management interface on all platforms.
You can use
# epmi NAME
# epm -i NAME
# epm install NAME
to install a package. It is just an alias for one command: install the package.
EPM will run
urpmi on Mandriva,
apt install on Ubuntu,
yum install on Fedora,
apt-get install on ALT Linux.
And it has a little intelligence, so EPM will first try to install a package file via
low level commands (
dpkg) before using higher level commands (
Just try your comfort style for package management and carry your experience the same to any platform. EPM will print out the real command it uses so you can learn from it.
EPM has support for repository management: repo list, repo add, repo remove, update commands.
Also EPM contains
serv command to control system services in system independed manner.
Pay attention to the following useful commands:
epmqf <command name>- query package(s) owning file
epmqp <word>- search in the list of installed packages
epmqf can be helpful to get package name for any file or command in the system:
$ epmqf epmqf
Note: epmqf is placed as /usr/bin/epmqf
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/epmqf
Note: /usr/bin/epmqf is link to epm
Note: epm is placed as /usr/bin/epm
$ rpm -qf /usr/bin/epm
Also you can use
epm play to install the application from the official site.
For example, run
epm play edge to install Microsoft Edge browser in your system.
Just run under root user:
# curl -sL https://eepm.ru/epm.sh | bash /dev/stdin ei
or using wget:
# wget -O- https://eepm.ru/epm.sh | bash /dev/stdin ei
or more long version:
# curl -s https://raw.githubusercontent.com/Etersoft/eepm/master/packed/epm.sh | bash /dev/stdin ei --auto
If you have no
wget on your system, just download file
and run in the download directory via bash:
# bash epm.sh ei
In a common case you can install eepm package manually:
For developers only:
- Fix detection with
- Add distro support in
- Implement every command in epm-* files
- Ensure that
epm --short packagesworks correctly (
epm package 'awk'have to print packages with
awksubstring in their names)
See detailed description in Russian at http://wiki.etersoft.ru/Epm
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