Dpkg::Index - generic index of control information
This object represent a set of Dpkg::Control objects.
my $index = Dpkg::Index->new(%opts)
Creates a new empty index. See set_options() for more details.
The ``type'' option is checked first to define default values for other
options. Here are the relevant options: ``get_key_func'' is a function
returning a key for the item passed in parameters. The index can only
contain one item with a given key. The function used depend on the
type: for CTRL_INFO_PKG, CTRL_INDEX_SRC, CTRL_INDEX_PKG and CTRL_PKG_DEB
it's simply the Package field; for CTRL_PKG_SRC and CTRL_INFO_SRC, it's
the Source field; for CTRL_CHANGELOG it's the Source and the Version
fields (concatenated with an intermediary ``_''); for CTRL_FILE_CHANGES it's
the Source, Version and Architecture fields (concatenated with ``_'');
for CTRL_FILE_VENDOR it's the Vendor field; for CTRL_FILE_STATUS it's the
Package and Architecture fields (concatenated with ``_''). Otherwise it's
the Package field by default.
Returns the type of control information stored. See the type parameter
set during new().
Add a new item in the index. If the $key parameter is omitted, the key
will be generated with the get_key_func function (see set_options() for
Reads the file and creates all items parsed. Returns the number of items
parsed. Handles compressed files transparently based on their extensions.
Reads the filehandle and creates all items parsed. Returns the number of
Writes the content of the index in a file. Auto-compresses files
based on their extensions.
my $item = $index->new_item()
Creates a new item. Mainly useful for derived objects that would want
to override this method to return something else than a Dpkg::Control
my $item = $index->get_by_key($key)
Returns the item identified by $key or undef.
my @keys = $index->get_keys(%criteria)
Returns the keys of items that matches all the criteria. The key of the
%criteria hash is a field name and the value is either a regexp that needs
to match the field value, or a reference to a function that must return
true and that receives the field value as single parameter, or a scalar
that must be equal to the field value.
my @items = $index->get(%criteria)
Returns all the items that matches all the criteria.
Remove the item identified by the given key.
my @items = $index->remove(%criteria)
Returns and removes all the items that matches all the criteria.
Merge the entries of the other index. While merging, the keys of the merged
index are used, they are not re-computed (unless you have set the options
``keep_keys'' to ``0''). It's your responsibility to ensure that they have been
computed with the same function.
Sort the index with the given sort function. If no function is given, an
alphabetic sort is done based on the keys. The sort function receives the
items themselves as parameters and not the keys.
my $str = $index->output()
Get a string representation of the index. The Dpkg::Control objects are
output in the order which they have been read or added except if the order
hae been changed with sort().
Print the string representation of the index to a filehandle.