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       dpkg-name - rename Debian packages to full package names


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


       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.


       -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

       -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  is  not  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.

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

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


       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.


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


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