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NAME

       emgrip-dupes - find packages listed in more than one component

Synopsis

        Syntax: emgrip-dupes -b PATH [OPTIONS]
                emgrip-dupes -b PATH -m|--merge NAME [OPTIONS]
                emgrip-dupes -b PATH -p|--purge NAME [OPTIONS]
                emgrip-dupes -?|-h|--help|--version

        Commands:
        -b|--base-path PATH:           path to the top level grip directory [required]
        -a|--arch ARCHITECTURE:        architecture to test [default: i386]
        -m|--merge NAMES:              retain this duplicate at the latest version in all
        -p|--purge NAMES:              remove the duplicates from 'main'
        -t|--trim NAMES:               retain the duplicates in main only
        -?|-h|--help|--version:        print this help message and exit

       Options:
           --grip-name STRING:         alternative name for the grip repository
        -s|--suite SUITE:              suite to check (default: unstable)
        -n|--dry-run:                  print the reprepro commands that would be used.

Description

       emgrip-dupes scans the Grip repository Packages data and configuration, identifies the
       supported list of components in the requested suite.

       In some cases, these duplicates are useful and only a small amount of space is taken up by
       the extra listing. However, the version in one component can easily be out of sync with
       the version in another.

       The main emphasis is on the size of the Packages file for the 'main' component (the one
       that every user needs to download). Purge mode will remove the listing of the specified
       package from 'main'. Merge mode will bring the outdated version into line with the most
       recent version of the package so that all components list the most recent version.

Limitations

       Next step is to automate the "correction" of the duplicates but this does need care.
       Manual corrections involve identifying the packages to retain in main (where the duplicate
       in dev, doc or debug is not wanted) and pass those to --trim.

       The more complex case is to remove from main (e.g. package name suffix is -dev or -doc or
       -dbg or the Section is devel, dbg, doc or libdevel).  emgrip-dupes --purge removes each
       binary separately because removing the package from main in a single operation will also
       remove the source.  This is a particular problem if the source package also builds binary
       packages that are intended for main, e.g. dbus.

Copyright and Licence

        Copyright (C) 2009  Neil Williams <codehelp@debian.org>

        This package is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify
        it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
        the Free Software Foundation; either version 3 of the License, or
        (at your option) any later version.

        This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
        but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
        MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the
        GNU General Public License for more details.

        You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
        along with this program.  If not, see <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/>.