Binary package “caspar” in ubuntu precise
Makefile snippets for centralized configuration management and typesetting
Caspar offers Makefile snippets for tasks like installing files you maintain
using a version control system, or typesetting documents in some markup
If you need to maintain and distribute lots of files (system configuration
files for Unix hosts using a version control system, e.g.), caspar is likely
useful for you.
It is comparable with other tools for Unix system administrators like
puppet and cfengine. Main difference: the caspar code consists of less than
100 lines of GNU Make, so if puppet and cfengine are overkill for your needs,
you'll probably like the small and simple caspar tool.
If you write documents in a markup language like LaTeX, DocBook
XML, DocBook SGML or POD, and want to automate the typesetting, you'll
like caspar. Install all suggested packages if you'd like to use this
typesetting functionality (or pick the suitable ones from the list of
It's not strictly necessary to know how to write Makefiles when using caspar.