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dpkg ( precise-security; urgency=medium

  * SECURITY UPDATE: OpenPGP Armor Header Line parsing issue
    - scripts/Dpkg/Control/{Hash,Package}.pm: adjust parsing logic.
    - scripts/Makefile.*, scripts/t/700_Dpkg_Control.t,
      scripts/t/700_Dpkg_Control/*: added bunch of tests.
    - Patch thanks to Guillem Jover
    - CVE-2015-0840
 -- Marc Deslauriers <email address hidden>   Thu, 09 Apr 2015 09:22:25 -0400

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dpkg: Debian package management system

 This package provides the low-level infrastructure for handling the
 installation and removal of Debian software packages.
 For Debian package development tools, install dpkg-dev.

dpkg-dev: Debian package development tools

 This package provides the development tools (including dpkg-source)
 required to unpack, build and upload Debian source packages.
 Most Debian source packages will require additional tools to build;
 for example, most packages need make and the C compiler gcc.

dselect: Debian package management front-end

 dselect is a high-level interface for managing the installation and
 removal of Debian software packages.
 Many users find dselect intimidating and new users may prefer to use
 apt-based user interfaces.

libdpkg-dev: Debian package management static library

 This package provides the header files and static library necessary to
 develop software using libdpkg, the same library used internally by dpkg.
 Note though, that the API is to be considered volatile, and might change
 at any time, use at your own risk.

libdpkg-perl: Dpkg perl modules

 This package provides the perl modules used by the scripts
 in dpkg-dev. They cover a wide range of functionalities. Among them
 there are the following modules:
  - Dpkg::Arch: manipulate Debian architecture information
  - Dpkg::BuildOptions: parse and manipulate DEB_BUILD_OPTIONS
  - Dpkg::Changelog: parse Debian changelogs
  - Dpkg::Checksums: generate and parse checksums
  - Dpkg::Compression::Process: wrapper around compression tools
  - Dpkg::Compression::FileHandle: transparently (de)compress files
  - Dpkg::Control: parse and manipulate Debian control information
    (.dsc, .changes, Packages/Sources entries, etc.)
  - Dpkg::Deps: parse and manipulate dependencies
  - Dpkg::ErrorHandling: common error functions
  - Dpkg::Index: collections of Dpkg::Control (Packages/Sources files for
  - Dpkg::IPC: spawn sub-processes and feed/retrieve data
  - Dpkg::Substvars: substitute variables in strings
  - Dpkg::Vendor: identify current distribution vendor
  - Dpkg::Version: parse and manipulate Debian package versions
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