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Alien::Package::Deb - an object that represents a deb package

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NAME

Alien::Package::Deb - an object that represents a deb package

DESCRIPTION

This is an object class that represents a deb package. It is derived from Alien::Package.

FIELDS

have_dpkg_deb
Set to a true value if dpkg-deb is available.
deb_member_list
Set to the list of member names in the deb package.
dirtrans
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 cleantree stage.
fixperms
If this is set to true, the generated debian/rules will run dh_fixperms.

METHODS

init
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.
checkfile
Detect deb files by their extension.
install
Install a deb with dpkg. Pass in the filename of the deb to install.
test
Test a deb with lintian. Pass in the filename of the deb to test.
get_deb_member_list
Helper method. Pass it the name of the deb and it will return the list of ar members.
getcontrolfile
Helper method. Pass it the name of a control file, and it will pull it out of the deb and return it.
get_datamember_cmd
Helper method. Pass it the name of the deb and it will return the raw command needed to extract the data.tar member.
scan
Implement the scan method to read a deb file.
unpack
Implement the unpack method to unpack a deb file.
getpatch
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.
prep
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
Build a deb.
cleantree
Delete the entire debian/ directory.
package
Set/get package name.
 
Always returns the package name in lowercase with all invalid characters rmoved. The name is however, stored unchanged.
version
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 to 1.
 
More sanitization of the version is done when the field is retrieved, to make sure it is a valid debian version field.
release
Set/get package release.
 
Always returns a sanitized release version. The release is however, stored unchanged.
description
Set/get description
 
Although the description is stored internally unchanged, this will always return a sanitized form of it that is compliant with Debian standards.
date
Returns the date, in rfc822 format.
email
Returns an email address for the current user.
username
Returns the user name of the real uid.
savescript
Saves script to debian directory.
gen_postinst
Modifies or creates a postinst. This may include generated shell code to set owners and groups from the owninfo field, and update modes from the modeinfo field.

AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joey@kitenet.net>
2015-09-10 perl v5.20.2