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       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names


       dpkg-name [options] [--] files


       This manual page documents the dpkg-name program which provides an easy
       way to rename Debian packages into their full  package  names.  A  full
       package                 name                 consists                of
       <package>_<version>_<architecture>.<package_type> as specified  in  the
       control  file  of  the  package.  The  <version>  part  of the filename
       consists of the upstream version information optionally followed  by  a
       hyphen and the revision information. The <package_type> part comes from
       that field if present or fallbacks to deb.


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

       -k, --symlink
              Create a symlink, instead of moving.

       -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 a subdirectory. If the directory  given
              as  argument  exists the files will be moved into that directory
              otherwise 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  not found in the control, then `no-section' is
              assumed, and in this case, as well as  for  sections  `non-free'
              and       `contrib'       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
              Show the usage message and exit.

       -v, --version
              Show the version and exit.


       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.


       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(1)/ dpkg(1), but other installation
       tools might depend on this naming structure.


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


       Copyright (C) 1995,1996 Erick Branderhorst

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