Config::Model::Dpkg - Edit and validate Dpkg source files
The following command must be run in a package source directory.
cme will load most files from
debian directory and launch a graphical editor:
cme edit dpkg
You can choose to edit only
cme edit dpkg-control cme edit dpkg-copyright
You can also use cme to run sanity checks on the source files:
cme check dpkg
When run, cme may issue several warnings regarding the content of your file. You can choose to fix (most of) these warnings with the command:
cme fix dpkg
This code snippet will change the maintainer address in control file:
use Config::Model ; use Log::Log4perl qw(:easy) ; my $model = Config::Model -> new ( ) ; my $inst = $model->instance (root_class_name => 'Dpkg'); $inst -> config_root ->load("control source Maintainerfirstname.lastname@example.org") ; $inst->write_back() ;
This module provides a configuration editor (and models) for the files of a Debian source package. (i.e. most of the files contained in the
debian directory of a source package).
This module can also be used to modify safely the content of these files from a Perl programs.
As mentioned in cme, several user interfaces are available:
cme fusefs dpkg -fuse_dir <mountpoint>if Fuse is installed (Linux only)
Config::Model design does not really cope well with a some detail of Debian patch header specification (aka DEP-3). Description and subject are both authorized, but only one of them is required and using the 2 is forbidden. So, both fields are accepted, but subject is stored as description in the configuration tree.
cme fix or
cme edit will write back a description field.
Dominique Dumont, (dod at debian dot org)