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DEBCONF-COPYDB

Section: Debconf (1)

Updated: 2011-07-07

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NAME

debconf-copydb - copy a debconf database

SYNOPSIS

 debconf-copydb sourcedb destdb [--pattern=pattern] [--owner-pattern=pattern] [--config=Foo:bar]

DESCRIPTION

debconf-copydb copies items from an existing debconf database into another, possibly new database. The two databases may have different formats; if so a conversion will automatically be done.

OPTIONS

sourcedb
The name of the source database. Typically it will be defined in your debconf.conf (or .debconfrc) file.:
destdb
The name of the destination database. It may be defined in debconf.conf or .debconfrc, or you might define it on the command line (see below).:
-p pattern, --pattern pattern
If this is specified, only items in sourcedb whose names match the pattern will be copied.:
--owner-pattern pattern
If this is specified, only items in sourcedb whose owners match the pattern will be copied.:
-c foo
bar, --config Foo:bar:Set option Foo to bar. This is similar to writing:
  Foo: bar

In debconf.conf, except you probably want to leave off the space on the command line (or quote it: ``Foo: bar). Generally must be used multiple times, to build up a full configuration stanza. While blank lines are used to separate stanzas in debconf.conf, this program will assume that ``Name:dbname denotes the beginning of a new stanza.

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EXAMPLES

  debconf-copydb configdb backup

Copy all of configdb to backup, assuming you already have the backup database defined in debconf.conf.

  debconf-copydb configdb newdb --pattern='^slrn/' \
        --config=Name:newdb --config=Driver:File \
        --config=Filename:newdb.dat

Copy slrn's data out of configdb, and into newdb. newdb is not defined in the rc file, so the --config switches set up the database on the fly.

  debconf-copydb configdb stdout -c Name:stdout -c Driver:Pipe \
        -c InFd:none --pattern='^foo/'

Spit out all the items in the debconf database related to package foo.

  debconf-copydb configdb pipe --config=Name:pipe \
                --config=Driver:Pipe --config=InFd:none | \
        ssh remotehost debconf-copydb pipe configdb \
                --config=Name:pipe --config=Driver:Pipe

This uses the special purpose pipe driver to copy a database to a remote system.

SEE ALSO

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AUTHOR

Joey Hess <joeyh@debian.org>


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