The Dpkg::Control object is a smart version of Dpkg::Control::Hash.
It associates a type to the control information. That type can be
used to know what fields are allowed and in what order they must be
The types are constants that are exported by default. Heres the full
This type is the default type, it indicates that the type of control
information is not yet known.
Corresponds to the first block of information in a debian/control file in
a Debian source package.
Corresponds to subsequent blocks of information in a debian/control file
in a Debian source package.
Corresponds to an entry in a Sources file of a source package
Corresponds to an entry in a Packages file of a binary package
Corresponds to a .dsc file of a Debian source package.
Corresponds to the control file generated by dpkg-gencontrol
(DEBIAN/control) and to the same file inside .deb packages.
Corresponds to a .changes file.
Corresponds to a vendor file in /etc/dpkg/origins/.
Corresponds to an entry in dpkgs status file (/var/lib/dpkg/status).
All the methods of Dpkg::Control::Hash are available. Those listed below
are either new or overridden with a different behaviour.
my $c = Dpkg::Control->new(%opts)
If the type option is given, its used to setup default values
for other options. See set_options() for more details.
Changes the value of one or more options. If the type option is changed,
it is used first to define default values for others options. The option
allow_pgp is set to 1 for CTRL_PKG_SRC and CTRL_FILE_CHANGES and to 0
otherwise. The option drop_empty is set to 0 for CTRL_INFO_PKG and
CTRL_INFO_SRC and to 1 otherwise. The option name is set to a textual
description of the type of control information.
The output order is also set to match the ordered list returned by
Returns the type of control information stored. See the type parameter
set during new().