Provided by: customdeb_0.1_all
customdeb - Customizes a binary debian package
customdeb file.cdeb [package.deb] Applies the changed specified in the file file.cdeb to the package file specified on the command line. If no package file was passed, it downloads the latest package with dget.
DIRECTORIES The created package will be saved in the output/ subdirectory of the current directory. A dlcache/ directory will be created as well, to prevent repeated downloads of the same file. It can, however, be deleted without problems. FILE FORMAT The cdeb file should be in a RFC822-like format, commonly used in Debian for almost everything: Field names and values are separated by a colon (":"). Lines starting with a blank are just appended to their previous line's value. Lines that contain only a period (".") in them will become an empty line in the output. Empty lines are ignored. Comments are allowed - All characters after a # sign until the end of the line are ignored. If you need to include the # sign, prepend it with another #. Also see Parse::DebControl. The first stanza of the file specifies general information on the package and the changes. This is followed by any number of change stanzas, described as below. The changes are applied in the order of their appearance in the cdeb file. HEADER FIELDS Package The name of the package to modify. (required) Mod-Version String to append to the version of the package. Default: 0 Changes String to be inserted into the Debian changelog of the created package. Default: "This is a customized package, created using customdeb." TODO: Multi line arguments are not handled nicely yet. Files: String that specifies a directory to copy files from into the package (maybe overwriting files there). This happens before any of modification stanzas are executed. Default: None FILE STANZA FIELDS This describes changes to a file in the package. File The full path of the file to modify or add. (required) Content Write the (probably-multi-line) value of the field to the file. Permission The file permission to set, in octal format. Owner The user and group to set, separated by a space.
You can find example files for customdeb in /usr/share/doc/customdeb/examples/.
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