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Debian::Control - manage Debian source package control files


    my $c = Debian::Control->new();         # construct a new
    $c->read($file);                        # parse debian/control file
    $c->write($file);                       # write to file
    print $c->source->Source;
    print $c->source->Build_Depends;        # Debian::Dependencies object
        "Foo Perl module\n" .
        " Foo makes this and that"


Debian::Control can be used for representation and manipulation of Debian source package control files in an object-oriented way. It provides easy reading and writing of the debian/control file found in Debian source packages.



An instance of Debian::Control::Stanza::Source class. Contains the source stanza of the Debian source package control file.


A hash reference with keys being binary package names and values instances of Debian::Control::Stanza::Binary class. Contains the information of the binary package stanzas of Debian source package control file.


A Tie::IxHash object tied to the binary hash.



Constructs a new Debian::Control instance.

The source field is initialized with an empty instance of Debian::Control::Stanza::Source and binary field is initialized with an empty instance of Tie::IxHash.


read file

Parse "control" in debian and populate source and binary accessors.

file can be either a file name, an opened file handle or a string scalar reference.

write file

Writes a debian/control-like file in file with the contents defined in the source and binary fields.

file can be either a file name, an opened file handle or a string scalar reference.

All dependency lists are sorted before writing.


Returns true if the package is architecture-dependent. This is determined by the Architecture field of the first binary package. If it equals to all, then the package is architecture-independent; otherwise it is architecture-dependent.

Returns undef if it is not possible to determine whether the package is architecture-dependent or not. This is the case when there are no binary package stanzas present or the first has no Archiitecture field.


Debian::Control::Stanza::Source, Debian::Control::Stanza::Binary, Debian::Control::FromCPAN


Copyright (C) 2009 Damyan Ivanov

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License version 2 as published by the Free Software Foundation.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.

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