DEBPKG(1) General Commands Manual DEBPKG(1)NAME
debpkg - wrapper for dpkg
debpkg simply invokes dpkg(1) but first becomes superuser so that dpkg is able to install and remove packages. It also cleans the environ-
ment and resets PATH to a sane default: "/usr/sbin:/usr/bin:/sbin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11" so that local versions of programs are not run by
debpkg must be given superuser privileges in some way to function properly. Access to debpkg with those privileges is the same as having
superuser access to your machine. debpkg will abort if it finds that it neither being run by root nor setuid root.
The devscripts package has been designed to allow debpkg to be made setuid root. This works by using a compiled wrapper script, which
means that suidperl is not required. See dpkg-statoverride(8) if you wish to make this program setuid root. sudo or super could also con-
ceivably be used.
Christoph Lameter <email@example.com>; minor modifications made by Julian Gilbey <firstname.lastname@example.org>.
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CVS-DEBI(1) General Commands Manual CVS-DEBI(1)NAME
cvs-debi - install cvs-buildpackage/cvs-debuild generated package
cvs-debi [options] [package ...]
cvs-debi is run from the CVS working directory after cvs-buildpackage or cvs-debuild. It uses the cvs-buildpackage system to locate the
.changes file generated in that run. It then runs debpkg -i on every .deb archive listed in the .changes file to install them, assuming
that all of the .deb archives live in the same directory as the .changes file. Note that you probably don't want to run this program on a
.changes file relating to a different architecture after cross-compiling the package!
If a list of packages is given on the command line, then only those debs with names in this list of packages will be installed.
Note that unlike cvs-buildpackage, the only way to specify the source package name is with the -P option; you cannot simply have it as the
last command-line parameter.
Since installing a package requires root privileges, debi calls debpkg rather than dpkg directly. Thus debi will only be useful if it is
either being run as root or debpkg can be run as root. See debpkg(1) for more details.
All current cvs-buildpackage options are silently accepted; however, only the ones listed below have any effect. For more details on all
of them, see the cvs-buildpackage(1) manpage.
See dpkg-architecture(1) for a description of these options. They affect the search for the .changes file. They are provided to
mimic the behaviour of dpkg-buildpackage when determining the name of the .changes file.
The name of the CVS module.
The name of the package.
The version number of the package.
-Ttag The CVS tag to use for exporting sources.
Root of the original sources archive.
The full path name for the cvs-buildpackage working directory.
This option provides the CVS default module prefix.
Show help message and version information respectively.
SEE ALSO cvs-buildpackage(1), cvs-debc(1)cvs-debuild(1) and debi(1).
cvs-buildpackage was written by Manoj Srivastava, and the current version of debi was written by Julian Gilbey <email@example.com>. They have
been combined into this program by Julian Gilbey.
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