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dpkg-name(1)                              dpkg utilities                             dpkg-name(1)

       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names

       dpkg-name [option...]  [--] file...

       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  pack‐
       age_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  fol‐
       lowed  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 information.

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

       -o, --overwrite
              Existing files will be overwritten if they have the same name  as  the  destination

       -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 direc‐
              tory  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   `sec‐
              tion/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

       -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.

       -?, --help
              Show the usage message and exit.

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

       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.

       dpkg-name bar-foo.deb
              The file `bar-foo.deb' will be renamed to bar-foo_1.0-2_i386.deb or something simi‐
              lar (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  subdirec‐
              tory's  will  be  renamed  by dpkg-name if required into names with no architecture

       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-deb --build debian-tmp && dpkg-name -o -s .. debian-tmp.deb
              This can be used when building new packages.

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

Debian Project                              2012-04-15                               dpkg-name(1)

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