alpm_packages man page

alpm_packages — Functions to manipulate libalpm packages.  

Synopsis

Functions

int alpm_pkg_free (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Free a package.
int alpm_pkg_checkmd5sum (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Check the integrity (with md5) of a package from the sync cache.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_filename (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Gets the name of the file from which the package was loaded.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_base (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package base name.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_name (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package name.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_version (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package version as a string.
alpm_pkgfrom_t alpm_pkg_get_origin (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the origin of the package.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_desc (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package description.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_url (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package URL.
alpm_time_t alpm_pkg_get_builddate (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the build timestamp of the package.
alpm_time_t alpm_pkg_get_installdate (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the install timestamp of the package.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_packager (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the packager's name.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_md5sum (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package's MD5 checksum as a string.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_sha256sum (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package's SHA256 checksum as a string.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_base64_sig (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the base64 encoded package signature.
const char * alpm_pkg_get_arch (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the architecture for which the package was built.
off_t alpm_pkg_get_size (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the size of the package.
off_t alpm_pkg_get_isize (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the installed size of the package.
alpm_pkgreason_t alpm_pkg_get_reason (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the package installation reason.
alpm_pkgvalidation_t alpm_pkg_get_validation (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the method used to validate a package during install.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_licenses (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of package licenses.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_groups (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of package groups.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_depends (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of package dependencies as alpm_depend_t.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_optdepends (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of package optional dependencies.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_conflicts (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of packages conflicting with pkg.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_provides (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of packages provided by pkg.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_replaces (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of packages to be replaced by pkg.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_deltas (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of available deltas for pkg.
alpm_filelist_t * alpm_pkg_get_files (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of files installed by pkg.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_get_backup (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the list of files backed up when installing pkg.
alpm_db_t * alpm_pkg_get_db (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns the database containing pkg.
void * alpm_pkg_changelog_open (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Open a package changelog for reading.
size_t alpm_pkg_changelog_read (void *ptr, size_t size, const alpm_pkg_t *pkg, void *fp)
Read data from an open changelog 'file stream'.
int alpm_pkg_changelog_close (const alpm_pkg_t *pkg, void *fp)
Close a package changelog for reading.
struct archive * alpm_pkg_mtree_open (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Open a package mtree file for reading.
int alpm_pkg_mtree_next (const alpm_pkg_t *pkg, struct archive *archive, struct archive_entry **entry)
Read entry from an open mtree file.
int alpm_pkg_mtree_close (const alpm_pkg_t *pkg, struct archive *archive)
Close a package mtree file for reading.
int alpm_pkg_has_scriptlet (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Returns whether the package has an install scriptlet.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_compute_requiredby (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Compute the packages requiring a given package.
alpm_list_t * alpm_pkg_compute_optionalfor (alpm_pkg_t *pkg)
Compute the packages optionally requiring a given package.

Variables

struct pkg_operations default_pkg_ops
The standard package operations struct.

Detailed Description

Functions to manipulate libalpm packages.

Function Documentation

int alpm_pkg_changelog_close (const alpm_pkg_t * pkg, void * fp)

Close a package changelog for reading.

void* alpm_pkg_changelog_open (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Open a package changelog for reading.

size_t alpm_pkg_changelog_read (void * ptr, size_t size, const alpm_pkg_t * pkg, void * fp)

Read data from an open changelog 'file stream'.

int alpm_pkg_checkmd5sum (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Check the integrity (with md5) of a package from the sync cache.

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_compute_optionalfor (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Compute the packages optionally requiring a given package. Computes the list of packages optionally requiring a given package.

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_compute_requiredby (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Compute the packages requiring a given package. Computes the list of packages requiring a given package.

int alpm_pkg_free (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Free a package.

const char* alpm_pkg_get_arch (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the architecture for which the package was built.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_backup (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of files backed up when installing pkg.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to a list of alpm_backup_t objects

const char* alpm_pkg_get_base (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package base name.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

const char* alpm_pkg_get_base64_sig (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the base64 encoded package signature.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_time_t alpm_pkg_get_builddate (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the build timestamp of the package.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

the timestamp of the build time

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_conflicts (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of packages conflicting with pkg.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of alpm_depend_t structures.

alpm_db_t* alpm_pkg_get_db (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the database containing pkg. Returns a pointer to the alpm_db_t structure the package is originating from, or NULL if the package was loaded from a file.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a pointer to the DB containing pkg, or NULL.

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_deltas (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of available deltas for pkg.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of strings.

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_depends (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of package dependencies as alpm_depend_t.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of alpm_depend_t structures.

Referenced by alpm_dep_free().

const char* alpm_pkg_get_desc (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package description.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

const char* alpm_pkg_get_filename (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Gets the name of the file from which the package was loaded.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_filelist_t* alpm_pkg_get_files (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of files installed by pkg. The filenames are relative to the install root, and do not include leading slashes.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a pointer to a filelist object containing a count and an array of package file objects

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_groups (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of package groups.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a pointer to an internal list of strings.

Referenced by alpm_pkg_should_ignore().

alpm_time_t alpm_pkg_get_installdate (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the install timestamp of the package.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

the timestamp of the install time

off_t alpm_pkg_get_isize (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the installed size of the package.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

the total size of files installed by the package.

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_licenses (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of package licenses.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a pointer to an internal list of strings.

const char* alpm_pkg_get_md5sum (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package's MD5 checksum as a string. The returned string is a sequence of 32 lowercase hexadecimal digits.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

const char* alpm_pkg_get_name (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package name.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_optdepends (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of package optional dependencies.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of alpm_depend_t structures.

alpm_pkgfrom_t alpm_pkg_get_origin (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the origin of the package.

Returns:

an alpm_pkgfrom_t constant, -1 on error

const char* alpm_pkg_get_packager (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the packager's name.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_provides (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of packages provided by pkg.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of alpm_depend_t structures.

alpm_pkgreason_t alpm_pkg_get_reason (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package installation reason.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

an enum member giving the install reason.

Referenced by alpm_dep_from_string().

alpm_list_t* alpm_pkg_get_replaces (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the list of packages to be replaced by pkg.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal list of alpm_depend_t structures.

const char* alpm_pkg_get_sha256sum (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package's SHA256 checksum as a string. The returned string is a sequence of 64 lowercase hexadecimal digits.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

off_t alpm_pkg_get_size (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the size of the package. This is only available for sync database packages and package files, not those loaded from the local database.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

the size of the package in bytes.

const char* alpm_pkg_get_url (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package URL.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

alpm_pkgvalidation_t alpm_pkg_get_validation (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the method used to validate a package during install.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

an enum member giving the validation method

const char* alpm_pkg_get_version (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns the package version as a string. This includes all available epoch, version, and pkgrel components. Use alpm_pkg_vercmp() to compare version strings if necessary.

Parameters:

pkg a pointer to package

Returns:

a reference to an internal string

int alpm_pkg_has_scriptlet (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Returns whether the package has an install scriptlet.

Returns:

0 if FALSE, TRUE otherwise

int alpm_pkg_mtree_close (const alpm_pkg_t * pkg, struct archive * archive)

Close a package mtree file for reading.

int alpm_pkg_mtree_next (const alpm_pkg_t * pkg, struct archive * archive, struct archive_entry ** entry)

Read entry from an open mtree file. Read next entry from a package mtree file.

struct archive* alpm_pkg_mtree_open (alpm_pkg_t * pkg)

Open a package mtree file for reading.

Variable Documentation

struct pkg_operations default_pkg_ops

The standard package operations struct. Get fields directly from the struct itself with no abstraction layer or any type of lazy loading.

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