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


Dpkg::Path - some common path handling functions


It provides some functions to handle various path.


get_pkg_root_dir($file) This function will scan upwards the hierarchy of directory to find out the directory which contains the "DEBIAN" sub- directory and it will return its path. This directory is the root directory of a package being built. If no DEBIAN subdirectory is found, it will return undef. relative_to_pkg_root($file) Returns the filename relative to get_pkg_root_dir($file). guess_pkg_root_dir($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 directory. 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 $resolve_symlink is true then stat() is used, otherwise lstat() is used. canonpath($file) 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(). $cmdpath = find_command($command) Return the path of the command if defined and available on an absolute or relative path or on the $PATH, undef otherwise. $control_file = get_control_path($pkg, $filetype) Return the path of the control file of type $filetype for the given package. @control_files = get_control_path($pkg) Return the path of all available control files for the given package. $file = find_build_file($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 ("$basename"). If none of the files exists, then it returns undef. @files = find_build_file($basename) Return the available variants of the given file. Returns an empty list if none of the files exists.


Version 1.04 (dpkg 1.17.11) Update semantics: find_command() now handles an empty or undef argument. Version 1.03 (dpkg 1.16.1) New function: find_build_file() Version 1.02 (dpkg 1.16.0) New function: get_control_path() Version 1.01 (dpkg 1.15.8) New function: find_command() Version 1.00 (dpkg 1.15.6) Mark the module as public.


Raphael Hertzog <hertzog@debian.org>. 1.18.4 2015-11-26 Dpkg::Path(3)

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