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The goal of fpm is to make it easy and quick to build packages such as rpms, debs, OSX packages, etc.
fpm, as a project, exists to help you build packages, therefore:
If there is a bug in fpm, then we can work together to fix it. If you wish to
report a bug/problem/whatever, I welcome you to do on
the project issue tracker_.
.. _the project issue tracker: https://github.com/jordansissel/fpm/issues
You can find out how to use fpm in the
.. _documentation: https://fpm.readthedocs.io/en/latest/
You can learn how to install fpm on your platform in the
.. _installation guide: http://fpm.readthedocs.io/en/latest/installing.html
Sometimes packaging is done wrong (because you can't do it right for all situations), but small tweaks can fix it.
And sometimes, there isn't a package available for the tool you need.
And sometimes if you ask "How do I get python 3 on CentOS 5?" some unhelpful trolls will tell you to "Use another distro"
Further, job switches have me flipping between Ubuntu and CentOS. These use two totally different package systems with completely different packaging policies and support tools. Learning both was painful and confusing. I want to save myself (and you) that pain in the future.
It should be easy to say "here's my install dir and here's some dependencies; please make a package"
I wanted a simple way to create packages without needing to memorize too much.
I wanted a tool to help me deliver software with minimal steps or training.
The goal of FPM is to be able to easily build platform-native packages.
With fpm, you can do many things, including:
.. include: docs/installing
.. include: docs/contributing
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