dpkg-name(1) dpkg utilities dpkg-name(1)
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|--sym
link] [--] [files]
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 __.deb as
specified in the control file of the package. The part of the
filename consists of the upstream version information optionally fol
lowed by a hyphen and the revision information.
The destination filename will not have the architecture informa
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 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-/. 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 /binary-. The section field isnt required so a lot of packages
will find their way to the no-section area. Use this option
with care, its messy.
This option can used together with the -s option. If a target
directory isnt 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.
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 subdirectorys 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
Dont do this. Your archive will be messed up completely
because a lot of packages dont come with section information.
Dont do this.
dpkg --build debian-tmp && dpkg-name -o -s .. debian-tmp.deb
This can be used when building new packages.
Some packages dont follow the name structure __.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 1995,1996 Erick Branderhorst. dpkg-name is free software;
see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later for copying con
ditions. There is no warranty.
Debian Project 2006-02-28 dpkg-name(1)