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       cvs-debi - install cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package


       cvs-debi [options] [package ...]


       cvs-debi  is run from the CVS working directory after cvs-buildpackage or cvs-debuild.  It
       uses the cvs-buildpackage system to locate the .changes file generated in  that  run.   It
       then  runs  debpkg  -i  on every .deb archive listed in the .changes file to install them,
       assuming that all of the .deb archives live in the same directory as  the  .changes  file.
       Note  that  you  probably  don't want to run this program on a .changes file relating to a
       different architecture after cross-compiling the package!

       If a list of packages is given on the command line, then only those  debs  with  names  in
       this list of packages will be installed.

       Note that unlike cvs-buildpackage, the only way to specify the source package name is with
       the -P option; you cannot simply have it as the last command-line parameter.

       Since installing a package requires root privileges, debi calls debpkg  rather  than  dpkg
       directly.   Thus  debi will only be useful if it is either being run as root or debpkg can
       be run as root.  See debpkg(1) for more details.


       All current cvs-buildpackage options are silently accepted; however, only the ones  listed
       below  have  any  effect.   For  more  details on all of them, see the cvs-buildpackage(1)

       -adebian-architecture, -tGNU-system-type
              See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description  of  these  options.   They  affect  the
              search  for  the  .changes file.  They are provided to mimic the behaviour of dpkg-
              buildpackage when determining the name of the .changes file.

              The name of the CVS module.

              The name of the package.

              The version number of the package.

       -Ttag  The CVS tag to use for exporting sources.

       -Rroot directory
              Root of the original sources archive.

       -Wwork directory
              The full path name for the cvs-buildpackage working directory.

              This option provides the CVS default module prefix.

       --help, --version
              Show help message and version information respectively.


       cvs-buildpackage(1), cvs-debc(1), cvs-debuild(1), debi(1)


       cvs-buildpackage was written by Manoj Srivastava, and the  current  version  of  debi  was
       written  by  Julian Gilbey <>.  They have been combined into this program by
       Julian Gilbey.