Dpkg

Section: libdpkg-perl (3perl)
Updated: 2020-02-18
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NAME

Dpkg - module with core variables  

DESCRIPTION

The Dpkg module provides a set of variables with information concerning this system installation.

It is also the entry point to the Dpkg module hierarchy.  

VARIABLES

$Dpkg::PROGNAME
Contains the name of the current program.
$Dpkg::PROGVERSION
Contains the version of the dpkg suite.
$Dpkg::PROGMAKE
Contains the name of the system GNU make program.
$Dpkg::PROGTAR
Contains the name of the system GNU tar program.
$Dpkg::PROGPATCH
Contains the name of the system GNU patch program (or another implementation that is directory traversal resistant).
$Dpkg::CONFDIR
Contains the path to the dpkg system configuration directory.
$Dpkg::ADMINDIR
Contains the path to the dpkg database directory.
$Dpkg::LIBDIR
Contains the path to the dpkg methods and plugins directory.
$Dpkg::DATADIR
Contains the path to the dpkg architecture tables directory.
 

MODULES

The following is the list of public modules within the Dpkg hierarchy. Only modules with versions 1.00 or higher, and only the interfaces documented in their POD are considered public.
Dpkg
This module, core variables.
Dpkg::Arch
Architecture handling functions.
Dpkg::Build::Info
Build information functions.
Dpkg::BuildFlags
Set, modify and query compilation build flags.
Dpkg::BuildOptions
Parse and manipulate DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS.
Dpkg::BuildProfiles
Parse and manipulate build profiles.
Dpkg::Changelog
Parse changelogs.
Dpkg::Changelog::Entry
Represents a changelog entry.
Dpkg::Changelog::Parse
Generic changelog parser for dpkg-parsechangelog.
Dpkg::Checksums
Generate and parse checksums.
Dpkg::Compression
Simple database of available compression methods.
Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle
Transparently compress and decompress files.
Dpkg::Compression::Process
Wrapper around compression tools.
Dpkg::Conf
Parse dpkg configuration files.
Dpkg::Control
Parse and manipulate Debian control information (.dsc, .changes, Packages/Sources entries, etc.).
Dpkg::Control::Changelog
Represent fields output by dpkg-parsechangelog.
Dpkg::Control::Fields
Manage (list of known) control fields.
Dpkg::Control::Hash
Parse and manipulate a block of RFC822-like fields.
Dpkg::Control::Info
Parse files like debian/control.
Dpkg::Control::Tests
Parse files like debian/tests/control.
Dpkg::Control::Tests::Entry
Represents a debian/tests/control stanza.
Dpkg::Deps
Parse and manipulate dependencies.
Dpkg::Deps::Simple
Represents a single dependency statement.
Dpkg::Deps::Multiple
Base module to represent multiple dependencies.
Dpkg::Deps::Union
List of unrelated dependencies.
Dpkg::Deps::AND
List of AND dependencies.
Dpkg::Deps::OR
List of OR dependencies.
Dpkg::Deps::KnownFacts
List of installed and virtual packages.
Dpkg::Exit
Push, pop and run exit handlers.
Dpkg::Gettext
Wrapper around Locale::gettext.
Dpkg::IPC
Spawn sub-processes and feed/retrieve data.
Dpkg::Index
Collections of Dpkg::Control (Packages/Sources files for example).
Dpkg::Interface::Storable
Base object serializer.
Dpkg::Path
Common path handling functions.
Dpkg::Source::Format
Parse and manipulate debian/source/format files.
Dpkg::Source::Package
Extract Debian source packages.
Dpkg::Substvars
Substitute variables in strings.
Dpkg::Vendor
Identify current distribution vendor.
Dpkg::Version
Parse and manipulate Debian package versions.
 

CHANGES

 

Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.18.24)

New variable: $PROGPATCH.  

Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.18.11)

New variable: $PROGTAR, $PROGMAKE.  

Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.17.0)

New variables: $PROGNAME, $PROGVERSION, $CONFDIR, $ADMINDIR, $LIBDIR and $DATADIR.

Deprecated variables: $version, $admindir, $dpkglibdir and $pkgdatadir.  

Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)

Mark the module as public.


 

Index

NAME
DESCRIPTION
VARIABLES
MODULES
CHANGES
Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.18.24)
Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.18.11)
Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.17.0)
Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6)
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