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Package dpkg

Package maintenance system for Debian Linux


This package provides the low-level infrastructure for handling the
installation and removal of Debian software packages.

This package contains the tools (including dpkg-source) required
to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages.

This package also contains the programs dpkg which used to handle the
installation and removal of packages on a Debian system.

This package also contains dselect, an interface for managing the
installation and removal of packages on the system.

dpkg and dselect will certainly be non-functional on a rpm-based system
because packages dependencies will likely be unmet.

Version: 1.22.6

See also: dpkg-dev, dpkg-perl.

General Commands

dpkg package manager for Debian
dpkg-deb Debian package archive (.deb) manipulation tool
dpkg-divert override a package's version of a file
dpkg-maintscript-helper works around known dpkg limitations in maintainer scripts
dpkg-query a tool to query the dpkg database
dpkg-realpath print the resolved pathname with DPKG_ROOT support
dpkg-split Debian package archive split/join tool
dpkg-statoverride override ownership and mode of files
dpkg-trigger a package trigger utility

File Formats

dpkg.cfg dpkg configuration file

System Administration

start-stop-daemon start and stop system daemon programs