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Dpkg::Vendor - get access to some vendor specific information



The files in /etc/dpkg/origins/ can provide information about various vendors who are providing Debian packages. Currently those files look like this:

  Vendor: Debian
  Vendor-URL: http://www.debian.org/
  Bugs: debbugs://bugs.debian.org

If the vendor derives from another vendor, the file should document the relationship by listing the base distribution in the Parent field:

  Parent: Debian

The file should be named according to the vendor name.


$fields = Dpkg::Vendor::get_vendor_info($name) Returns a Dpkg::Control object with the information parsed from the corresponding vendor file in /etc/dpkg/origins/. If $name is omitted, it will use /etc/dpkg/origins/default which is supposed to be a symlink to the vendor of the currently installed operating system. Returns undef if there’s no file for the given vendor.
$name = Dpkg::Vendor::get_vendor_file($name) Check if there’s a file for the given vendor and returns its name.
$name = Dpkg::Vendor::get_current_vendor() Returns the name of the current vendor. If DEB_VENDOR is set, it uses that first, otherwise it falls back to parsing /etc/dpkg/origins/default. If that file doesn’t exist, it returns undef.
$object = Dpkg::Vendor::get_vendor_object($name) Return the Dpkg::Vendor::* object of the corresponding vendor. If $name is omitted, return the object of the current vendor. If no vendor can be identified, then return the Dpkg::Vendor::Default object.
Dpkg::Vendor::run_vendor_hook($hookid, @params) Run a hook implemented by the current vendor object.

1.16.12 Dpkg::Vendor (3) 2013-09-30
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