Interfaces for dpkg/deb packages
First-time poster, please be gentle. :)
I was curious as to where I might be able to find out what
non-command-line interfaces into .deb packages are available. For
instance, is there a C interface that could pull out information such as
Name, Version, Release, etc... ?
I posted the above question on the debian-policy mailing list, and I got
back that .deb is simply an AR file & that writing my own routines
shouldn't be too hard. While I agree, I figure this is probably already
done/documented somewhere else (say the dpkg project). Where is the
right place to start asking questions?
For instance, the parse.c file in dpkg-1.10.28/lib looks promising, but
where can I get more information about this?
Christopher Crammond, Software Engineer
Open Country, Inc.
650.591.8080 ext 246