libparse-debcontrol-perl - parser for debian control-like files

Property Value
Distribution Debian 10 (Buster)
Repository Debian Main i386
Package filename libparse-debcontrol-perl_2.005-4_all.deb
Package name libparse-debcontrol-perl
Package version 2.005
Package release 4
Package architecture all
Package type deb
Category devel::lang:perl devel::library implemented-in::perl perl
License -
Maintainer Debian Perl Group <>
Download size 25.06 KB
Installed size 46.00 KB
Parse::DebControl is an easy OO way to parse Debian control files and
other colon separated key-value pairs. It's specifically designed
to handle the format used in Debian control files, template files, and
the cache files used by dpkg.
For basic format information see:
This module does not actually do any intelligence with the file content
(because there are a lot of files in this format), but merely handles
the format. It can handle simple control files, or files hundreds of lines
long efficiently and easily.


Package Version Architecture Repository
libparse-debcontrol-perl_2.005-4_all.deb 2.005 all Debian Main
libparse-debcontrol-perl - - -


Name Value
liberror-perl -
libexporter-lite-perl -
libio-stringy-perl -
libwww-perl -
perl -


Type URL
Binary Package libparse-debcontrol-perl_2.005-4_all.deb
Source Package libparse-debcontrol-perl

Install Howto

  1. Update the package index:
    # sudo apt-get update
  2. Install libparse-debcontrol-perl deb package:
    # sudo apt-get install libparse-debcontrol-perl




2013-06-05 - Damyan Ivanov <>
libparse-debcontrol-perl (2.005-4) unstable; urgency=low
* Team upload
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* debian/copyright: Replace DEP5 Format-Specification URL from to URL.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* Remove debian/source/local-options; abort-on-upstream-changes and
unapply-patches are default in dpkg-source since 1.16.1.
[ Dima Kogan ]
* Fixed improperly-handled comment stripping. (Closes: #640063, #675134)
[ Salvatore Bonaccorso ]
* Change Vcs-Git to canonical URI (git://
* Change based URIs to based URIs
[ Damyan Ivanov ]
* add '=encoding utf-8' to Parse::DebControl::Error and
Parse::DebControl::Patch fixing POD tests with perl 5.18 (Closes: #710964)
* drop obsolete DM-Upload-Allowed control field
* fix d/copyright's Format: header to conform to copyright-format 1.0
* Standards-Version: 3.9.4 (after d/copyright fix)
* Use canonical (anonscm) URL in Vcs-Browser field
2011-04-18 - Carl Fürstenberg <>
libparse-debcontrol-perl (2.005-3) unstable; urgency=low
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/rules: switch order of arguments to dh.
[ Nathan Handler ]
* debian/watch: Update to ignore development releases.
[ Carl Fürstenberg ]
* switch usage from cdbs to short form debhelper format
* added patch for strict parsing for REAL debian control files 
(Closes: #535958)
* changed to _dowarn sub to using Error instead so we actually can use 
strict in production code
* Adding specific class for DEP3 patch metadata files (needs unconventional
* Switch to dpkg-source 3.0 (quilt) format
* Change VCS to git
* Update copyright file to adhere to DEP5
* Remove version from perl Build-Depends
* Remove libcompress-zlib-perl dependency
* Update Standards-Version (no change)
* Adding cmp function to Parse::Debcontrol::Patch::Forward
* Fix typos in man pages
* Remove sub-main version from debhelper build depends
* Adding dependency to libtest-exception-perl and liberror-perl
* Change short description to noun phrase
* Remove POD libs from Recommends
* Removed Gunnar Wolf as uploader
2008-03-11 - gregor herrmann <>
libparse-debcontrol-perl (2.005-2) unstable; urgency=low
[ Roberto C. Sanchez ]
* Update to debhelper compatibility level 6.
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/rules: delete /usr/lib/perl5 only if it exists (closes: #467811).
* debian/watch: use dist-based URL.
2008-01-07 - Gunnar Wolf <>
libparse-debcontrol-perl (2.005-1) unstable; urgency=low
[ Carl Fürstenberg ]
* Initial Release. (closes: #437933)
[ gregor herrmann ]
* debian/control: Added: Vcs-Svn field (source stanza); Vcs-Browser
field (source stanza); Homepage field (source stanza). Removed: XS-
Vcs-Svn fields.
* debian/copyright: add upstream source location, switch to new format.
[ Gunnar Wolf ]
* Fixed spelling in the package description.  Who thought Lintian
would be so thorough?!

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