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NAME

       Dpkg::Path - some common path handling functions

DESCRIPTION

       It provides some functions to handle various path.

METHODS

       get_pkg_root_dir($file)
               This function will scan upwards the hierarchy of directory to find out the
               directory which contains the "DEBIAN" sub-directory and it will return its path.
               This directory is the root directory of a package being built.

               If no DEBIAN subdirectory is found, it will return undef.

       relative_to_pkg_root($file)
               Returns the filename relative to get_pkg_root_dir($file).

       guess_pkg_root_dir($file)
               This function tries to guess the root directory of the package build tree.  It
               will first use get_pkg_root_dir(), but it will fallback to a more imprecise check:
               namely it will use the parent directory that is a sub-directory of the debian
               directory.

               It can still return undef if a file outside of the debian sub-directory is
               provided.

       check_files_are_the_same($file1, $file2, $resolve_symlink)
               This function verifies that both files are the same by checking that the device
               numbers and the inode numbers returned by stat()/lstat() are the same. If
               $resolve_symlink is true then stat() is used, otherwise lstat() is used.

       canonpath($file)
               This function returns a cleaned path. It simplifies double //, and remove /./ and
               /../ intelligently. For /../ it simplifies the path only if the previous element
               is not a symlink. Thus it should only be used on real filenames.

       $newpath = resolve_symlink($symlink)
               Return the filename of the file pointed by the symlink. The new name is
               canonicalized by canonpath().

       my $cmdpath = find_command($command)
               Return the path of the command if available on an absolute or relative path or on
               the $PATH, undef otherwise.

       my $control_file = get_control_path($pkg, $filetype)
               Return the path of the control file of type $filetype for the given package.

       my @control_files = get_control_path($pkg)
               Return the path of all available control files for the given package.

       my $file = find_build_file($basename)
               Selects the right variant of the given file: the arch-specific variant
               ("$basename.$arch") has priority over the OS-specific variant ("$basename.$os")
               which has priority over the default variant ("$basename"). If none of the files
               exists, then it returns undef.

       my @files = find_build_file($basename)
               Return the available variants of the given file. Returns an empty list if none of
               the files exists.

CHANGES

   Version 1.03
       New function: find_build_file()

   Version 1.02
       New function: get_control_path()

   Version 1.01
       New function: find_command()

AUTHOR

       Raphaƫl Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.