Provided by: lintian_2.15.0_all bug

NAME

       Lintian::Lab::Entry - A package inside the Lab

SYNOPSIS

        use Lintian::Lab;

        my $lab = Lintian::Lab->new ("dir");
        my $lpkg = $lab->get_package ("name", "type", "version", "arch");

        # create the entry
        $lpkg->create;

        # obtain a Lintian::Collect object.
        my $info = $lpkg->info;

        $lpkg->clear_cache;

        # Remove package from lab.
        $lpkg->remove;

DESCRIPTION

       This module provides basic access and manipulation about an entry (i.e. processable)
       stored in the Lab.  Instances of this class are not created directly, instead they are
       returned by various methods from Lintian::Lab.

CLASS METHODS

       new_from_metadata (PKG_TYPE, METADATA, LAB, BASEDIR)
           Overrides same constructor in Lintian::Processable.

           Used by Lintian::Lab to load an existing entry from the lab.

INSTANCE METHODS

       base_dir
           Returns the base directory of this package inside the lab.

       lab Returns a reference to the laboratory related to this entry.

       from_lab (LAB)
           Returns a truth value if this entry is from LAB.

       info
           Returns the info object associated with this entry.

           Overrides info from Lintian::Processable.

       clear_cache
           Clears any caches held; this includes discarding the info object.

           Overrides clear_cache from Lintian::Processable.

       remove
           Removes all unpacked parts of the package in the lab.  Returns a truth value if
           successful.

       exists
           Returns a truth value if the entry exists.

       create
           Creates a minimum entry, in which collections and checks can be run.  Note if it
           already exists, then this will do nothing.

AUTHOR

       Niels Thykier <niels@thykier.net>