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Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file #deb #cli #debian #ubuntu
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HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
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December 10th, 2007Loevborg
HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Save the following script as "videbcontrol",
Code:
chmod +x
it and put it in your path. Then by calling:
Code:
videbcontrol foo.deb
you can edit the "Depends:" line. The resulting .deb file is written to foo.modified.deb in the current directory.
Code:
#!/bin/bash
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`.modfied.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 modfied.
else
echo Building new deb...
dpkg -b "$TMPDIR" "$OUTPUT"
fi
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
PS: Thanks to http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=110458
December 20th, 2007K.Mandla
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Moved to Packaging and Compiling Programs.
May 29th, 2008tears.of.angels
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
thanks! this is exactly what i've been looking for.
i've been using ruby-ripper (i think i got the deb from getdeb.net) and one of the dependencies is gedit while i'm using medit. changing this allowed me to get rid of gedit!
August 14th, 2008motin
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Thanks a million! This made it dead easy to get the debian liblinuxsampler package to install successfully in Ubuntu (where libgig is called libgig6 for some reason).
I modified it slightly to make it easier to use another editor than vi:
Also, I prefer to call it edit-deb-control.sh...
Code:
#!/bin/bash
EDITOR=gedit
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`.modfied.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"`
$EDITOR "$CONTROL"
if [[ "$MOD" == `stat -c "%y" "$CONTROL"` ]]; then
echo Not modfied.
else
echo Building new deb...
dpkg -b "$TMPDIR" "$OUTPUT"
fi
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
August 25th, 2009Pablo12
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
This script rocks!! What else can I say, many thanks.
June 26th, 201023dornot23d
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Nice well written script .... I like it ..... ty ..... ;)
August 18th, 2010fluffnik
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Many thanks!
My version is called "nanodebcontrol" :)
October 23rd, 2010Losergamer04
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
I just wanted to say thanks!
November 7th, 2010Danielaus
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Thanx guys!! Great script!
I just needed it to edit a deb from a ppa with a typo in the dependencies!
YEAH! ;)
I also edited motin version to create the deb file in the current directory and using the name-version from the control file
Code:
#!/bin/bash
EDITOR=nano
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`.modfied.deb
OUTPUT="."
#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"`
$EDITOR "$CONTROL"
if [[ "$MOD" == `stat -c "%y" "$CONTROL"` ]]; then
echo Not modfied.
else
echo Building new deb...
dpkg -b "$TMPDIR" "$OUTPUT"
fi
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
January 26th, 2011roobie
Re: HOWTO: Easily modify dependencies of a .deb file
Beautiful! Made my life that much easier!
Nice one! Thanks a lot! :KS
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#!/bin/bash
# usage: save as 'videbcontrol.sh'; chmod 755 videbcontrol.sh; ./videbcontrol.sh foo.deb
#
# from: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=636724
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`.modfied.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 modfied.
else
echo Building new deb...
dpkg -b "$TMPDIR" "$OUTPUT"
fi
rm -r "$TMPDIR"
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