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       cvs-debi - install cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package


       cvs-debi [options] [package ...]


       cvs-debi  is  run from the CVS working directory after cvs-buildpackage
       or cvs-debuild.  It uses the  cvs-buildpackage  system  to  locate  the
       .changes  file  generated in that run.  It then runs debpkg -i on every
       .deb archive listed in the .changes file to install them, assuming that
       all  of  the  .deb  archives live in the same directory as the .changes
       file.  Note that you probably don't want  to  run  this  program  on  a
       .changes  file  relating  to  a  different  architecture  after  cross-
       compiling the package!

       If a list of packages is given on the command  line,  then  only  those
       debs with names in this list of packages will be installed.

       Note  that  unlike cvs-buildpackage, the only way to specify the source
       package name is with the -P option; you cannot simply have  it  as  the
       last command-line parameter.

       Since  installing a package requires root privileges, debi calls debpkg
       rather than dpkg directly.  Thus debi will only  be  useful  if  it  is
       either  being  run as root or debpkg can be run as root.  See debpkg(1)
       for more details.


       All current cvs-buildpackage options are  silently  accepted;  however,
       only the ones listed below have any effect.  For more details on all of
       them, see the cvs-buildpackage(1) manpage.

       -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type
              See dpkg-architecture(1) for a  description  of  these  options.
              They affect the search for the .changes file.  They are provided
              to mimic the behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage when determining the
              name of the .changes file.

              The name of the CVS module.

              The name of the package.

              The version number of the package.

              The CVS tag to use for exporting sources.

       -R<root directory>
              Root of the original sources archive.

       -W<work directory>
              The full path name for the cvs-buildpackage working directory.

              This option provides the CVS default module prefix.

       --help, --version
              Show help message and version information respectively.


       cvs-buildpackage(1), cvs-debc(1) cvs-debuild(1) and debi(1).


       cvs-buildpackage  was  written  by  Manoj  Srivastava,  and the current
       version of debi was written by Julian  Gilbey  <>.   They
       have been combined into this program by Julian Gilbey.