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.

General Commands (Section 1)
dpkg is a tool to install, build, remove and manage Debian packages. The primary and more user-friendly front-end for dpkg is aptitude(1). dpkg itself is...
dpkg-deb packs, unpacks and provides information about Debian archives. Use dpkg to install and remove packages from your system. You can also invoke dpkg-deb...
dpkg-divert is the utility used to set up and update the list of diversions. File diversions are a way of forcing dpkg(1) not to install a file into its...
This program is designed to be run within maintainer scripts to achieve some tasks that dpkg can't (yet) handle natively either because of design decisions or...
dpkg-query is a tool to show information about packages listed in the dpkg database.
dpkg-split splits Debian binary package files into smaller parts and reassembles them again, to support the storage of large package files on small media such...
“stat overrides” are a way to tell dpkg(1) to use a different owner or mode for a path when a package is installed (this applies to any filesystem object that...
dpkg-trigger is a tool to explicitly activate triggers and check for its support on the running dpkg. This can be used by maintainer scripts in complex and...
File Formats (Section 5)
This file contains default options for dpkg. Each line contains a single option which is exactly the same as a normal command line option for dpkg except for...
System Administration (Section 8)
start-stop-daemon is used to control the creation and termination of system-level processes. Using one of the matching options, start-stop-daemon can be...