dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names
dpkg-name [-a|--no-architecture] [-o|--overwrite] [-s|--subdir [dir]]
[-c|--create-dir] [-h|--help] [-v|--version] [-l|--license] [-k|--symlink]
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.
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 [Toc] [Back]
The destination filename will not have the architecture information.
Create a symlink, instead of moving.
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.
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.
Print a usage message and exit successfully.
Print version information and exit successfully.
Print copyright information and (a reference to GNU) license
information and exit successfully.
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.
deb(5), deb-control(5), dpkg(5), dpkg(8), dpkg-deb(1), find(1),
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)
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