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Script to change .deb control file and repackage
#!/bin/bash
# Change .deb control file and repackage
# credits Loevborg http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=636724&p=3925729#post3925729
if [[ -z "$1" ]]; then
echo "Syntax: $0 debfile"
exit 1
fi
DEBFILE="$1"
TMPDIR=`mktemp -d /tmp/deb.XXXXXXXXXX` || exit 1
OUTPUT=`basename "$DEBFILE" .deb`.modified.deb
if [[ -e "$OUTPUT" ]]; then
echo "$OUTPUT exists."
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
exit 1
fi
dpkg-deb -x "$DEBFILE" "$TMPDIR"
dpkg-deb --control "$DEBFILE" "$TMPDIR"/DEBIAN
if [[ ! -e "$TMPDIR"/DEBIAN/control ]]; then
echo DEBIAN/control not found.
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
exit 1
fi
CONTROL="$TMPDIR"/DEBIAN/control
MOD=`stat -c "%y" "$CONTROL"`
vi "$CONTROL"
if [[ "$MOD" == `stat -c "%y" "$CONTROL"` ]]; then
echo Not modified.
else
echo Building new deb...
dpkg -b "$TMPDIR" "$OUTPUT"
fi
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
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