Dpkg::Path man page on ElementaryOS

Man page or keyword search:  
man Server   4994 pages
apropos Keyword Search (all sections)
Output format
ElementaryOS logo
[printable version]

Dpkg::Path(3)			 libdpkg-perl			 Dpkg::Path(3)

       Dpkg::Path - some common path handling functions

       It provides some functions to handle various path.

	       This function will scan upwards the hierarchy of directory to
	       find out the directory which contains the "DEBIAN" sub-
	       directory and it will return its path. This directory is the
	       root directory of a package being built.

	       If no DEBIAN subdirectory is found, it will return undef.

	       Returns the filename relative to get_pkg_root_dir($file).

	       This function tries to guess the root directory of the package
	       build tree.  It will first use get_pkg_root_dir(), but it will
	       fallback to a more imprecise check: namely it will use the
	       parent directory that is a sub-directory of the debian

	       It can still return undef if a file outside of the debian sub-
	       directory is provided.

       check_files_are_the_same($file1, $file2, $resolve_symlink)
	       This function verifies that both files are the same by checking
	       that the device numbers and the inode numbers returned by
	       stat()/lstat() are the same. If $resolve_symlink is true then
	       stat() is used, otherwise lstat() is used.

	       This function returns a cleaned path. It simplifies double //,
	       and remove /./ and /../ intelligently. For /../ it simplifies
	       the path only if the previous element is not a symlink. Thus it
	       should only be used on real filenames.

       $newpath = resolve_symlink($symlink)
	       Return the filename of the file pointed by the symlink. The new
	       name is canonicalized by canonpath().

       my $cmdpath = find_command($command)
	       Return the path of the command if available on an absolute or
	       relative path or on the $PATH, undef otherwise.

       my $control_file = get_control_path($pkg, $filetype)
	       Return the path of the control file of type $filetype for the
	       given package.

       my @control_files = get_control_path($pkg)
	       Return the path of all available control files for the given

       my $file = find_build_file($basename)
	       Selects the right variant of the given file: the arch-specific
	       variant ("$basename.$arch") has priority over the OS-specific
	       variant ("$basename.$os") which has priority over the default
	       variant ("$basename"). If none of the files exists, then it
	       returns undef.

       my @files = find_build_file($basename)
	       Return the available variants of the given file. Returns an
	       empty list if none of the files exists.

   Version 1.03
       New function: find_build_file()

   Version 1.02
       New function: get_control_path()

   Version 1.01
       New function: find_command()

       Raphaƫl Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>.

1.17.5				  2013-12-10			 Dpkg::Path(3)

List of man pages available for ElementaryOS

Copyright (c) for man pages and the logo by the respective OS vendor.

For those who want to learn more, the polarhome community provides shell access and support.

[legal] [privacy] [GNU] [policy] [cookies] [netiquette] [sponsors] [FAQ]
Polarhome, production since 1999.
Member of Polarhome portal.
Based on Fawad Halim's script.
Vote for polarhome
Free Shell Accounts :: the biggest list on the net