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dpkg-repack - put an unpacked .deb file back together


dpkg-repack [option...] package-name...


dpkg-repack creates a .deb file out of a Debian package that has already been installed on
your system.

If any changes have been made to the package while it was unpacked (ie, conffiles files in
/etc modified), the new package will inherit the changes. (There are exceptions to this,
including changes to configuration files that are not conffiles, including those managed
by ucf.)

This utility can make it easy to copy packages from one computer to another, or to
recreate packages that are installed on your system, but no longer available elsewhere.

Note: dpkg-repack will place the created package in the current directory.


Take package from filesystem rooted on dir. This is useful if, for example, you
have another computer nfs mounted on /mnt, then you can use --root=/mnt to
reassemble packages from that computer.

Make the package be for a specific architecture. dpkg-repack might not be able to
tell if an installed package is architecture all or is specific to the system's
architecture, in case it lacks the Architecture field. If you know the package
architecture, you can use this option to force dpkg-repack to use the right

-d, --deb-option=option
Pass option as build argument to dpkg-deb. This option can be specified multiple

Generate a temporary directory suitable for building a package from, but do not
actually create the package. This is useful if you want to move files around in the
package before building it. The package can be built from this temporary directory
by running "dpkg-deb --build dir ." as root (or by using fakroot -u), where dir is
the generated directory.

The name of the package to attempt to repack. Multiple packages can be listed.

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