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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.

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

       -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-/
. 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. -c, --create-dir 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. -h, --help Print a usage message and exit successfully. -v, --version Print version information and exit successfully. -l, --license Print copyright information and (a reference to GNU) license information and exit successfully. EXAMPLES 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 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. BUGS 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. SEE ALSO deb(5), deb-control(5), dpkg(1), dpkg-deb(1), find(1), xargs(1). COPYRIGHT 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)

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