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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 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 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 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-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 is not 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.

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

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

       Some packages don't follow the name structure package_version_architec‐
       ture.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 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-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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