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cdist-type__package_dpkg - Manage packages with dpkg

This type is used on Debian and variants (like Ubuntu) to install packages that are provided locally as *.deb files.

The object given to this type must be the name of the deb package. The filename of the deb package has to follow Debian naming conventions, i.e. ${binary:Package}_${Version}_${Architecture}.deb (see dpkg-query(1) for details).

present or absent, defaults to present.

path to the *.deb package

If this parameter is given when state is absent, the package is purged from the system (using --purge).

Returns the full package name if package is installed, empty otherwise.

The deb-file was installed.
The package was removed, keeping config.
The package was removed including config (purged).

# Install foo and bar packages
__package_dpkg foo_0.1_all.deb --source /tmp/foo_0.1_all.deb
__package_dpkg bar_1.4.deb --source $__type/files/bar_1.4.deb
# uninstall baz:
__package_dpkg baz_1.4_amd64.deb \

--source $__type/files/baz_1.4_amd64.deb \
--state "absent" # uninstall baz and also purge config-files: __package_dpkg baz_1.4_amd64.deb \
--source $__type/files/baz_1.4_amd64.deb \
--purge-if-absent \
--state "absent"

cdist-type__package(7), dpkg-query(1)

Tomas Pospisek <>
Thomas Eckert <>

Copyright (C) 2013 Tomas Pospisek. You can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version. This type is based on __package_apt.

February 16, 2019 4.10.6