dpkg-name

dpkg-name(1)                     Debian Linux                     dpkg-name(1)



NAME
       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names

SYNOPSIS
       dpkg-name [-a|--no-architecture] [-o|--overwrite] [-s|--subdir [dir]]
       [-c|--create-dir] [-h|--help] [-v|--version] [-l|--license] [-[--]
       [files]

DESCRIPTION
       This manual page documents the dpkg-name sh script which provides an
       easy way to rename Debian packages into their full package names. A
       full package name consists of <package>_<version>_<architecture>.deb as
       specified in the control file of the package. The <version> part of the
       filename consists of the mainstream version information optionally
       followed by a hyphen and the revision information.

EXAMPLES
       dpkg-name bar-foo.deb
              The file `bar-foo.deb' will be renamed to bar-foo_1.0-2_i386.deb
              or something similar (depending on whatever information is in
              the control part of `bar-foo.deb').

       find /root/debian/ -name '*.deb' | xargs -n 1 dpkg-name -a
              All files with the extension `deb' in the directory /root/debian
              and its subdirectory's will be renamed by dpkg-name if required
              into names with no architecture information.

       find -name '*.deb' | xargs -n 1 dpkg-name -a -o -s -c
              Don't do this.  Your archive will be messed up completely
              because a lot of packages don't come with section information.
              Don't do this.

       dpkg --build debian-tmp && dpkg-name -o -s .. debian-tmp.deb
              This can be used when building new packages.

   OPTIONS
       -a, --no-architecture
              The destination filename will not have the architecture
              information.

       -o, --overwrite
              Existing files will be overwritten if they have the same name as
              the destination filename.

       -s, --subdir [dir]
              Files will be moved into subdir. If directory given as argument
              exists the files will be moved into that direcotory otherswise
              the name of the target directory is extracted from the section
              field in the control part of the package. The target directory
              will be `unstable/binary-<architecture>/<section>'. If the
              section is `non-free', `contrib' or no section information is
              found in the control file the target directory is
              `<section>/binary-<architecture>'. The section field isn't
              required so a lot of packages will find their way to the `no-
              section' area. Use this option with care, it's messy.

       -c, --create-dir
              This option can used together with the -s option. If a target
              directory isn't found it will be created automatically.  Use
              this option with care.

       -h, --help
              Print a usage message and exit successfully.

       -v, --version
              Print version information and exit successfully.

       -l, --license
              Print copyright information and (a reference to GNU) license
              information and exit successfully.

BUGS?
       Successfully tested on Debian Linux systems only. Some packages don't
       follow the name structure <package>_<version>_<architecture>.deb.
       Packages renamed by dpkg-name will follow this structure. Generally
       this will have no impact on how packages are installed by dselect/dpkg,
       but other installation tools might depend on this naming structure.

SEE ALSO
       deb(5), deb-control(5), dpkg(5), dpkg(8), dpkg-deb(8), find(1),
       xargs(1).

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 1995,1996 Erick Branderhorst.  dpkg-name is free software;
       see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later for copying
       conditions. There is no warranty.



Debian Project                     May 1996                       dpkg-name(1)