Source: dir

stackmagic edited this page Sep 10, 2014 · 1 revision

Source "dir"

Synopsis

fpm -s dir [other flags] path1 [path2 ...]

Overview

The 'dir' source will package up one or more directories for you.

Mapping (requires fpm >= 0.4.40)

Some times you want to take a path and copy it into a package but under a different location. fpm can use the = directive to mark that:

fpm [...] -s dir ./example/foo=/usr/bin 

This will put the file foo in the /usr/bin directory.

A simple example of this can be shown with redis. Redis has a config file (redis.conf) and an executable (redis-server). Let's put the executable in /usr/bin and the config file in /etc/redis:

% ls src/redis-server redis.conf
src/redis-server
redis.conf

# install src/redis-server into /usr/bin/
# install redis.conf into /etc/redis/
% fpm -s dir -t deb -n redis --config-files /etc/redis/redis.conf -v 2.6.10 ./src/redis-server=/usr/bin redis.conf=/etc/redis
Created deb package {:path=>"redis_2.6.10_amd64.deb"}

% dpkg -c redis_2.6.10_amd64.deb
drwx------ jls/jls           0 2013-07-11 23:49 ./
drwxrwxr-x jls/jls           0 2013-07-11 23:49 ./etc/
drwxrwxr-x jls/jls           0 2013-07-11 23:49 ./etc/redis/
-rw-rw-r-- jls/jls       24475 2013-02-11 04:24 ./etc/redis/redis.conf
drwxrwxr-x jls/jls           0 2013-07-11 23:49 ./usr/
drwxrwxr-x jls/jls           0 2013-07-11 23:49 ./usr/bin/
-rwxrwxr-x jls/jls     3566152 2013-02-14 11:19 ./usr/bin/redis-server

# Did the conffiles setting work? Yep!
% dpkg-deb -e redis_2.6.10_amd64.deb  .
% cat conffiles
/etc/redis/redis.conf

Voila!