Alien::Package::Deb(3pUser Contributed Perl DocumentatAlien::Package::Deb(3pm)
Alien::Package::Deb - an object that represents a deb package
This is an object class that represents a deb package. It is derived
Set to a true value if dpkg-deb is available.
After the build stage, set to a hash reference of the directories
we moved files from and to, so these moves can be reverted in the
If this is set to true, the generated debian/rules will run dh_fix-
Sets have_dpkg_deb if dpkg-deb is in the path. I prefer to use
dpkg-deb, if it is available since it is a lot more future-proof.
Detect deb files by their extention.
Install a deb with dpkg. Pass in the filename of the deb to
Test a deb with lintian. Pass in the filename of the deb to test.
Helper method. Pass it the name of a control file, and it will pull
it out of the deb and return it.
Implement the scan method to read a deb file.
Implement the unpack method to unpack a deb file.
This method tries to find a patch file to use in the prep stage. If
it finds one, it returns it. Pass in a list of directories to
search for patches in.
Adds a populated debian directory the unpacked package tree, making
it ready for building. This can either be done automatically, or
via a patch file.
Build a deb.
Delete the entire debian/ directory.
Set/get package name.
Always returns the packge name in lowercase with all invalid char-
acters rmoved. The name is however, stored unchanged.
Set/get package version.
When the version is set, it will be stripped of any epoch. If there
is a release, the release will be stripped away and used to set the
release field as a side effect. Otherwise, the release will be set
More sanitization of the version is done when the field is
retrieved, to make sure it is a valid debian version field.
Set/get package release.
Always returns a sanitized release version. The release is however,
Although the description is stored internally unchanged, this will
always return a sanitized form of it that is compliant with Debian
Returns the date, in rfc822 format.
Returns an email address for the current user.
Returns the user name of the real uid.
Returns the postinst. This may include generated shell code to set
owners and groups from the owninfo field, and update modes from the
Joey Hess <joeyATkitenet.net>
perl v5.8.8 2008-04-29 Alien::Package::Deb(3pm)