Welcome to EPICS-sumo documentation!

A SUpport MOdule manager for EPICS

The support module manager sumo is a program to build consistent sets of EPICS support modules and use them in EPICS applications.

Some of the features are:

  • All module dependencies are held in a JSON dependency database.
  • The dependency database can be managed automatically with a version control system in order to keep it in sync on a number of build hosts.
  • In order to migrate your existing support module installation a scanner program creates a dependency database from existing support directories.
  • The program builds consistent sets of EPICS support modules.
  • The program fetches module source code from various sources, directories, tar files or version control systems (currently git, mercurial, darcs, subversion and cvs).
  • If a set of support modules is to be used in an application a RELEASE is generated with all the relevant paths.

See Introduction for more information.

Author:Goetz Pfeiffer <Goetz.Pfeiffer@helmholtz-berlin.de>


Sumo is available as a debian or rpm package, as tar.gz or zip here:


You install sumo either as a debian or rpm package with your package manager, from source or with pip.

For details on how to install sumo see Installing Sumo.

Sumo at Bitbucket

You find the Bitbucket summary page for sumo at epics-sumo at Bitbucket.

Sumo at sourceforge (mirror)

You find the sourceforge summary page for sumo at epics-sumo at Sourceforge.

The source

You can browse the mercurial repository here:

repository at Bitbucket.

repository at Sourceforge (mirror).

or clone it with this command:


hg clone https://hg@bitbucket.org/goetzpf/epics-sumo

Sourceforge (mirror):

hg clone http://hg.code.sf.net/p/epics-sumo/mercurial epics-sumo

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