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kitcap(5)							     kitcap(5)

       kitcap - kit descriptor database for gentape and genra utilities.

       The  file  is  a database for kit descriptors containing product codes,
       directories, files, and subsets that make up a product  description  to
       be  used	 by or to create distribution media.  All fields are separated
       by colons (:) with a backslash (\) at the end of a line indicating con‐
       tinuation.   Lines  starting with a number sign (#) are considered com‐
       ments and are ignored.  Comment fields with a kitcode  description  are
       delimited by an opening number sign (#) and a closing colon (:).

       The following entry examples are for TK50 and MT9 media types:
       Product-codeTK | Product Description:directory1:directory2:directory3:\

       Product-codeMT | Product Description:directory1:directory2:directory3:\

       The following parts make up the descriptor for magnetic tape media:

	      This  is	an  arbitrary  name  made up of letters and/or numbers
	      unique to the product that it describes.	Typical codes  include
	      a	 product  identifier and a version identifier, as indicated in
	      the previous examples.

       Media-code (TK or MT)
	      The media-code is a 2 letter reference that describes  the  type
	      of  media	 the files will be written to.	The media code must be
	      either TK for TK50 or MT	for  9-track  magnetic	tape  devices.
	      During  run time, the utility probes the device to be written to
	      and determines if it is a TK50- or  MT9-type  device.   It  then
	      appends either TK or MT to the kitcode given on the command line
	      and searches for the kitcode  (product-code/media-code)  in  the
	      kitcap file.

       Product Description
	      This  field  is  a  description  of the software product that is
	      being created by the utility and replaces the NAME field in  the
	      file  of	all  the  subsets  that make up a product.  This is an
	      optional field for magnetic tape media.

	      The magnetic tape media production utility has  the  ability  of
	      producing	 multi-product	tapes.	 That  is, it can take subsets
	      from different products that are based in different  directories
	      and merge them together to form a third product, which is a com‐
	      bination of the original products.   Directory  entries  provide
	      the  full path locations of where the subsets that are to be put
	      on media will be	stored.	 There must be at least one  directory
	      entry for each kitcap descriptor.

	      The SPACE file is a place holder for tape records composed of 1k
	      of NULL characters. Three SPACE files are used as dummy files to
	      ensure compatibility with ULTRIX operating system kits.

	      The INSTCTRL image contains setld control information.

	      This  field  provides  a list of subsets or files that are to be
	      either written to the magnetic tape media or verified  from  the
	      magnetic	tape  media.  Each subset listed must be stored in one
	      of the directories listed in that particular kitcap  descriptor.
	      If  a  file  or subset is stored in a subdirectory of one of the
	      directories listed in the kitcap descriptor, it is  possible  to
	      include  that sub-path with the subset/filename entry instead of
	      listing the entire path/subpath as  another  directory  listing.
	      For  example,  a directory listed in the kitcap descriptor under
	      the rules given in the Directories section is listed as:
	      A particular subset or file that a user would like to include on
	      the media is stored in:
	      Since  the  subdirectory/subset  specification  is  part	of the
	      directory tree, it is not necessary to  include  the  full  path
	      subdirectory  in	the  directory	listing.  An alternative is to
	      include the subdirectory path with the subset name in the subset
	      list.  For example:
	      MY-PROD-001 | This is a good product:\

       Volume identifier (MT9 media only)
	      The volume identifier is optional.  Multi-tape support is avail‐
	      able for products that have subsets or files that take  up  more
	      room  than  is  available by a single 9-track magnetic tape.  If
	      the subset list results in an end-of-tape condition, the	subset
	      list  can be split into any number of multi-volume sets by plac‐
	      ing (where n is the volume number of  the	 next  tape)  anywhere
	      appropriate  in the subset list.	The subsets listed between the
	      volume identifiers must fit on a	single	piece  of  media.   By
	      default,	the  subset  list located directly after the directory
	      list is always considered the first volume.  Therefore, a volume
	      identifier for the first volume in a multi-volume kit descriptor
	      is not necessary.

       The following example shows a entry for disks:

       The following parts make up the kitcap descriptor for disk media:

	      Same as for magnetic tape.

	      The media code for disks is RA and is appended to	 the  product-
	      code provided by the user at run time, by the utility.

       Disk Partition
	      This  field is the partition where you want the software written
	      to on the disk.

	      This field tells the utility what directory you want the subsets
	      written  to  on  the disk media that is being created.  The con‐
	      traction can be thought of as the ``destination directory''  for
	      the  subsets.   This  field is required and allows a hierarchial
	      structure for those who want to put  multiple  products  on  the
	      same disk, or want to separate parts of one product into differ‐
	      ent areas on the disk.

       Typically, a disk is mounted by the  utility  onto  a  temporary	 mount
       point  under This location becomes the disks root directory.  If a user
       wants to have only one directory for an entire product, a  valid	 entry
       would be dd=/.  This entry tells the utility to write all the following
       subsets under the mount point.

       In the disk kitcap descriptor example given previously, the first  five
       subsets	are  being  written to the mount point, or root directory, for
       the disk media being made.  Then a new directory on the disk  media  is
       made,  and the next five subsets are written into that directory on the
       disk media.

       It is important to note that the top-level directory of the media  disk
       is  always  considered the mount point used by the script and is refer‐
       enced by dd=/.  Any subdirectories listed  as  destination  directories
       are  created  starting  from  the mount point and must be referenced in
       full.  For instance, in the previous example, if the user wanted to put
       some  other  subsets  in	 a  subdirectory  of  DIR,  the entry would be
       dd=SUB/DIR/SUBSUBDIR.   Note  that  each	 new   destination   directory
       requires a product description.

       Product Description
	      This field is similar to the one defined under the magnetic tape
	      description.  However, in the case of disk  media	 there	are  2
	      important	 differences.	The  product description is a required
	      field, and all words in the description must be  connected  with
	      underscores  (_).	  The  script  removes	the underscores at run
	      time.  For example, suppose the desired description was as  fol‐
	      This is a good product
	      The  Product  Description	 entry	when  making  disk media would

	      Same as for magnetic tape.

	      A directory containing the same information as INSTCTRL for mag‐
	      netic tape.

	      Same as for magnetic tape.

       TK50 and MT9 (single-volume tape)kitcap description
       MYPRODUCT400 | MYPRODUCT software version 4:\
	    :# directory listing :\
	    :# subset listing :\

       MT9 kitcap description (multi-volume tape)
       MYPRODUCT400 | MYPRODUCT software version 4:\
	    :# Volume 2 :\

       RA60 kitcap description (single product)

       RA60 kitcap description (multiple product)

See Also
       genra(8), gentapes(8)


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