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       ceve - parse package metadata


       ceve [-output-type output-type] [-output-file output-file] [-input-type
       input-type]  [-extract-cone  package=version]  [-cone-dep-types   code-
       dependency-types]  [-stop-extraction package=version] [-dose-date yyyy-
       mm-dd]  [-dose-archive  archive-name]  [-resolve-dependencies]   [-rpm-
       versions]  [-debian-versions]  [-verbose]  [-help] files [-ignore-file-
       deps file]


       Ceve is a generalized metadata parser. It reads package specifications,
       extracts  package  metadata from them, performs some manipulations, and
       outputs the package metadata in one of several formats.


       -cone-dep-types list
              A comma-separated list of dependency types to use for dependency
              closure  generation.  By default, all dependency types are used.
              Possible values are:

              ·   conflicts

              ·   depends

              ·   enhances

              ·   predepends

              ·   recommends

              ·   replaces

              ·   suggests

              Force usage of the Debian version numbering scheme, as  well  as
              the  Debian  syntax  for  virtual  packages (dependencies with a
              version specification cannot be satisfied by a virtual package).

       -dose-architecture architecture
              Use architecture as the default Dose architecture.

       -dose-archive archive
              Use archive as the default Dose archive name.

       -dose-date date
              Set  date  as  the  lifetime  for  the packages to add to a Dose

       -extract-cone package
              Only output the package package and its dependency closure.  The
              package specification can be either a package name, or a package
              name and version in the form name=version.  This option  can  be
              abbreviated as -x.

       -help  Not  particularly useful, given that you’re already reading this

       -input-type input-type
              The input type. Possible values are:

              ·   debian One Debian package (.deb)

              ·   debian-pool A Debian pool or cache file

              ·   rpm One RPM package

              ·   hdlist An uncompressed RPM hdlist file

              ·   pkgsrc A pkgsrc pkg_summary file

              ·   egraph A n EGraph file (GraphML-based)

              ·   synthesis-hdlist An RPM synthesis hdlist (uncompressed)
       This option can be abbreviated as -p.

       -output-dir directory
              Set the directory to output to. This is only useful  when  using
              the dose output type.

       -output-file file
              Set the file to output to. This option can be abbreviated as -o.

       -output-type output-type
              Set the type of output to produce. Possible values are:

              ·   prettyprint Pretty printer.

              ·   egraph EGraph format (GraphML-based)

              ·   dose Dose database format (use  the  -output-dir  option  to
                  specify which directory to write to)

              ·   oz Oz data structure

              ·   graphviz GraphVIZ graph

              ·   tart or cnf CNF formula, readable by Tart
       This option can be abbreviated as -t.

              If  specified,  resolve  dependencies  so that a dependency on a
              virtual package is replaced by the disjunction of  all  packages
              that provide the virtual package.

              Force  usage of the RPM version numbering scheme, as well as the
              RPM semantics for virtual packages (all provides have versions).
              This is default when using the rpm or hdlist input types.

       -stop-extraction package
              When  computing  the dependency closure, stop at package package
              (i.e. do not take its dependencies into account).  Specification
              is the same as for the -extract-cone option.

              Be verbose (mostly useful for debugging).

       -ignore-file-deps file
              file  should  countain  a  list  of  file  dependencies that are
              assumed to be available, and thus will not  generate  a  warning
              during dependency resolution if not provided by any package.