Provided by: dh-make-perl_0.109_all bug


       Debian::AptContents - parse/search through apt-file's Contents files


           my $c = Debian::AptContents->new( { homedir => '~/.dh-make-perl' } );
           my @pkgs = $c->find_file_packages('/usr/bin/foo');
           my $dep = $c->find_perl_module_package('Foo::Bar');


       This needs to really work not only for Perl modules.

       A module specific to Perl modules is needed by dh-make-perl, but it can subclass
       Debian::AptContents, which needs to become more generic.


       new Constructs new instance of the class. Expects at least "homedir" option.


           (mandatory) Directory where the object stores its cache.

           Used for filtering on the "distributon" part of the repository paths listed in
           sources.list. Default is empty, meaning no filtering.

           Arrayref of Contents file names. Default is to let apt-file find them.

           Path to the file with cached parsed information from all Contents files.  Default is
           Contents.cache under "homedir".

           Filled by "read_cache". Used by "find_file_packages" and (obviously) "store_cache"

           Verbosity level. 0 means silent, the bigger the more the jabber. Default is 1.


           Used internally. Given a verbosity level and a message, prints the message to STDERR
           if the verbosity level is greater than or equal of the value of "verbose".

           Reads sources.list, gives the repository paths to "repo_source_to_contents_paths" and
           returns an arrayref of file names of Contents files.

           Reads the cached parsed Contents files. If there are Contents files with more recent
           mtime than that of the cache (or if there is no cache at all), parses all Contents and
           stores the cache via "store_cache" for later invocation.

           Writes the contents of the parsed "cache" to the "cache_file".

           Storable is used to stream the data. Along with the information from Contents files, a
           time stamp is stored.

           Returns a list of packages where the given file was found.

           Contents files store the package section together with package name. That is stripped.

           Returns an empty list of the file is not found in any package.

       find_perl_module_package( $module, $version )
           Given Perl module name (e.g. Foo::Bar), returns a Debian::Dependency object
           representing the required Debian package and version. If the module is only in perl
           core, a suitable dependency on perl is returned.

           For dual-lifed modules, which are in perl and in a separate package, only the latter
           is returned, as the perl package has versioned Provides for them.


       Damyan Ivanov <>
       gregor herrmann <>


       Copyright (C) 2008, 2009, 2010, 2017 Damyan Ivanov <>
       Copyright (C) 2016, 2019 gregor herrmann <>

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