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NAME

       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names

SYNOPSIS

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

DESCRIPTION

       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
       followed  by  a hyphen and the revision information. The package-type part comes from that
       field if present or fallbacks to deb.

OPTIONS

       -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
              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  isn't  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.

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

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

EXAMPLES

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

BUGS

       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.

SEE ALSO

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

AUTHOR

       Copyright © 1995,1996 Erick Branderhorst

       This is free software; see the GNU General Public Licence version 2 or later  for  copying
       conditions. There is NO WARRANTY.