This manual page documents the
dpkg-name program which provides an easy way to rename
Debian packages into their full package names. A full package name consists of
package_version_architecture.package-type as specified in the control file of the package. The version part
of the filename
consists of the upstream version information optionally followed by a
hyphen and the revision information. The package-type part comes
from that field if present or fallbacks to deb.
The destination filename will not have the architecture information.
Create a symlink, instead of moving.
Existing files will be overwritten if they have the same name as the
-s, --subdir [dir]
Files will be moved into a subdirectory. If the directory given as argument exists
the files will be moved into that directory otherwise the name of
the target directory is extracted from the section field in the
control part of the package. The target directory will be
unstable/binary-architecture/section. If the section is
not found in the control, then no-section is assumed, and in this case,
as well as for sections non-free and contrib the target directory is
section/binary-architecture. The section field isnt required
so a lot of packages will find their way to the no-section area. Use
this option with care, its messy.
This option can used together with the -s option. If a target
directory isnt found it will be created automatically.
Use this option with care.
Some packages dont follow the name structure
package_version_architecture.deb. Packages renamed by dpkg-name
will follow this structure. Generally this will have no impact on how
packages are installed by
but other installation tools
might depend on this naming structure.