dpkg-name(1)                    dpkg utilities                    dpkg-name(1)

       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 fol-
       lowed 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 informa-

       -k, --symlink
              Create a symlink, instead of moving.

       -o, --overwrite
              Existing files will be overwritten if they have the same name as
              the destination filename.

       -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_architec-
       ture.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).

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