cook - a file construction tool

Property Value
Distribution ALT Linux Sisyphus
Repository Classic i586
Package filename cook-2.32-alt1.qa1.i586.rpm
Package name cook
Package version 2.32
Package release alt1.qa1
Package architecture i586
Package type rpm
Category Development/Other
Homepage -
License -
Maintainer -
Download size 1.41 MB
Installed size 1.41 MB
Cook is a tool for constructing files. It is given a set of files to
create, and recipes of how to create them. In any non-trivial program
there will be prerequisites to performing the actions necessary to
creating any file, such as include files.  The cook program provides a
mechanism to define these.
When a program is being developed or maintained, the programmer will
typically change one file of several which comprise the program.  Cook
examines the last-modified times of the files to see when the
prerequisites of a file have changed, implying that the file needs to be
recreated as it is logically out of date.
Cook also provides a facility for implicit recipes, allowing users to
specify how to form a file with a given suffix from a file with a
different suffix.  For example, to create filename.o from filename.c
* Cook is a replacement for the traditional make(1) tool.  However, it
is necessary to convert makefiles into cookbooks using the make2cook
utility included in the distribution.
* Cook has a simple but powerful string-based description language with
many built-in functions.  This allows sophisticated filename
specification and manipulation without loss of readability or
* Cook is able to use fingerprints to supplement file modification
times.  This allows build optimization without contorted rules.
* Cook is able to build your project with multiple parallel threads,
with support for rules which must be single threaded.  It is possible
to distribute parallel builds over your LAN, allowing you to turn your
network into a virtual parallel build engine.
If you are putting together a source-code distribution and planning to
write a makefile, consider writing a cookbook instead.  Although Cook
takes a day or two to learn, it is much more powerful and a bit more
intuitave than the traditional make(1) tool.  And Cook doesn't interpret
tab differently to 8 space characters!


Package Version Architecture Repository
cook-2.32-alt1.qa1.x86_64.rpm 2.32 x86_64 Classic
cook - - -


Name Value
/lib/ -
/usr/bin/perl - - - - - - -
perl(Getopt/ -
perl(Sys/ -
rpmlib(PayloadIsLzma) -
rpmlib(SetVersions) -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
cook = 2.32-alt1.qa1


Type URL
Binary Package cook-2.32-alt1.qa1.i586.rpm
Source Package cook-2.32-alt1.qa1.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Add the following line to /etc/apt/sources.list:
    rpm [Sisyphus] i586 classic
    rpm [Sisyphus] noarch classic
  2. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  3. Install cook rpm package:
    # sudo apt-get install cook




2013-04-17 - Dmitry V. Levin (QA) <> 2.32-alt1.qa1
- NMU: rebuilt for debuginfo.
2008-08-15 - Alexey Voinov <> 2.32-alt1
- new version (2.32)
- noarch documentation subpackages

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